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War And Photography

Author : Caroline Brothers
ISBN : 9781135035297
Genre : History
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Drawing on the work of Barthes, Eco, Foucault, Baudrillard, Burgin and Tagg, and on the historians of mentalities, War and Photography presents a theoretical approach to the understanding of press photography in its historical and contemporary context. Brothers applies her argument with special reference to French and British newspaper images of the Spanish Civil War, a selection of which is presented in the book. Rejecting analyses based upon the content of the images alone, she argues that photographic meaning is largely predetermined by its institutional and cultural context. Acting as witnesses despite themselves, photographs convey a wealth of information not about any objective reality, but about the collective attitudes and beliefs particular to the culture in which they operate.


Author : Mary Warner Marien
ISBN : 9781856694933
Genre : Photography
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Here is the history weve been waiting for ... erudite and entertaining ... she shows how pictures really did change our world. Her shrewd selection of over 600 fascinating photos (many in colour) illustrate a history that meets the ultimate test; open to any page and youre hooked ... and its free from tormenting academic jargon. Camera Arts This groundbreaking survey of international photography, which examines the discipline across the full range of its uses by both professionals and amateurs, has been expanded and brought up to date for this second edition. Each of the eight chapters takes a period of up to forty years and examines the medium through the lenses of art, science, social science, travel, war, fashion, the mass media and individual practitioners. These broad topics complement a fully developed cultural context whose emphasis is more on key ideas than individuals. The author also pays close attention to how contemporary practitioners, commentators and beholders have talked about specific works, the nature of photography and the photographers changing role in society.

The Mask Of Command

Author : Thomas Kubetzky
ISBN : 9783643103499
Genre : Generals
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Author : Ute Daniel
ISBN : 3525367376
Genre : History
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Den Berichten ”von der Front“ in Wort und Bild kommt seit jeher entscheidende Bedeutung für die zeitgenössische Wahrnehmung und Legitimation eines Krieges zu. Diese erste Geschichte der Kriegsberichterstattung stellt deshalb die Akteure selbst in den Mittelpunkt: die Wort- und Bildkorrespondenten, ihre Wahrnehmungsweisen und ihre Praktiken der Berichterstattung; sowie die Militärs, ihre zentralen Subjekte und zunehmend ihre Kontrolleure. Während im 18. Jahrhundert noch offizielle Bulletins aus der Feder von Offizieren die Berichterstattung dominierten, etablierte sich in der Epoche der internationalisierten Pressemärkte der Beruf des zivilen Kriegsberichterstatters. Die Bedingungen, unter denen Journalisten und Fotografen im Krieg arbeiteten, ihr Umgang mit Kontrollmaßnahmen und Zensur und die Veränderung der Medienlandschaften haben zu einer Wahrnehmung des Berichterstatters als ”Augenzeuge“ und ”Aufklärer“ beigetragen. Mit diesem Buch liegt nun erstmals ein fundiertes Überblickswerk vor, das vom Siebenjährigen Krieg (1756-1763) bis zum 2003 begonnenen Irakkrieg 250 Jahre internationaler Frontberichterstattung erschließt.

Photography A Cultural History

Author : CTI Reviews
ISBN : 9781467298940
Genre : Education
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Photography, A Cultural History. In this book, you will learn topics such as The Expanding Domain, Photography in the Modern Age, A New Vision, and Through the Lens of Culture plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Exhibiting War

Author : Jennifer Wellington
ISBN : 9781108509336
Genre : History
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What does it mean to display war? Examining a range of different exhibitions in Britain, Canada and Australia, Jennifer Wellington reveals complex imperial dynamics in the ways these countries developed diverging understandings of the First World War, despite their cultural, political and institutional similarities. While in Britain a popular narrative developed of the conflict as a tragic rupture with the past, Australia and Canada came to see it as engendering national birth through violence. Narratives of the war's meaning were deliberately constructed by individuals and groups pursuing specific agendas: to win the war and immortalise it at the same time. Drawing on a range of documentary and visual material, this book analyses how narratives of mass violence changed over time. Emphasising the contingent development of national and imperial war museums, it illuminates the way they acted as spaces in which official, academic and popular representations of this violent past intersect.

Eastwood S Iwo Jima

Author : Anne Gjelsvik
ISBN : 9780231850438
Genre : Performing Arts
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With Flags of Our Fathers (2006) and Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), Clint Eastwood made a unique contribution to film history, being the first director to make two films about the same event. Eastwood's films examine the battle over Iwo Jima from two nations' perspectives, in two languages, and embody a passionate view on conflict, enemies, and heroes. Together these works tell the story behind one of history's most famous photographs, Leo Rosenthal's "Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima." In this volume, international scholars in political science and film, literary, and cultural studies undertake multifaceted investigations into how Eastwood's diptych reflects war today. Fifteen essays explore the intersection among war films, American history, and Japanese patriotism. They present global attitudes toward war memories, icons, and heroism while offering new perspectives on cinema, photography, journalism, ethics, propaganda, war strategy, leadership, and the war on terror.

Open Letters

Author : Alison Rowley
ISBN : 9781442667167
Genre : History
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During the fin-de-siècle and early revolutionary eras, picture postcards were an important medium of communication for Russians of all backgrounds. In Open Letters, the most comprehensive study of Russian picture postcards to date, Alison Rowley uses this medium to explore a variety of aspects of Russian popular culture. The book is lavishly illustrated with more than 130 images, most of which have never been published before. Through her examinations of postcards, Rowley addresses a diverse range of topics: how landscape postcards conveyed notions of imperialism; the role of postcards in the rise of celebrity culture; depictions of the body on erotic and pornographic postcards; how postcards were employed to promote differing interpretations of the First World War; and the use of postcards by revolutionary groups seeking to overthrow the Tsarist government. Rowley determines the extent to which Russia was embedded in Europe-wide cultural trends by situating the Russian case within a larger European context.

Art And War

Author : Laura Brandon
ISBN : 9780857732811
Genre : Art
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This is a truly encyclopedic survey of artists’ responses - both official and personal - to the horrors of war. 'Art and War' reveals the sheer diversity of artists’ portrayals of this most devastating aspect of the human condition - from the ‘heroic’ paintings of Benjamin West and John Singer Sargent to brutal and iconic works by artists from Goya to Picasso, and the equally oppositional work of Leon Golub, Nancy Spero and others who reacted with fury to the Vietnam War. Laura Brandon pays particular attention to work produced in response to World War I and World War II, as well as to more recent art and memorial work by artists as diverse as Barbara Kruger, Alfredo Jar and Maya Lin. She looks finally to the reactions of contemporary artists such as Langlands and Bell to the US invasion in 2001 of Afghanistan and the ‘War on Terror’.

Civil War America

Author : Maggi M. Morehouse
ISBN : 9780415895965
Genre : History
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As war raged on the battlefields of the Civil War, men and women all over the nation continued their daily routines. They celebrated holidays, ran households, wrote letters, read newspapers, joined unions, attended plays, and graduated from high school and college. Civil War America reveals how Americans, both Northern and Southern, lived during the Civil War—the ways they worked, expressed themselves artistically, organized their family lives, treated illness, and worshipped. Written by specialists, the chapters in this book cover the war’s impact on the economy, the role of the federal government, labor, welfare and reform efforts, the Indian nations, universities, healthcare and medicine, news coverage, photography, and a host of other topics that flesh out the lives of ordinary Americans who just happened to be living through the biggest conflict in American history. Along with the original material presented in the book chapters, the website accompanying the book is a treasure trove of primary sources, both textual and visual, keyed for each chapter topic. Civil War America and its companion website uncover seismic shifts in the cultural and social landscape of the United States, providing the perfect addition to any course on the Civil War.

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