Very Good. 0520253310 Lee, Anthony W. On Alexander Gardner's Photographic Sketch Book of the Civil War. Young, Elizabeth. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2007. 119pp. Indexed. Illustrated. 12mo. Paperback. Book condition: Very good. Light rubbing to extremities. Former owner's label on front endsheet.
Berkeley. 2008. University Of California Press. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Wrappers. Also available in cloth. 128 pages. January 2008. paperback. 9780520253315. keywords: Art; Photography; American Studies; Art History; Art Criticism. inventory # 36478. FROM THE PUBLISHER-Soon after Alexander Gardner's Photographic Sketch Bookwas published, in 1866, it became the Civil War's best-known visual record and helped define how viewers, then and in subsequent generations, would come to know the war. Gardner's classic also became foundational in the history of American photography, combining, for the first time, words and images in a sophisticated and moving account. This book, written by the art historian Anthony W. Lee and the literary scholar Elizabeth Young, interprets the story of the war as told by Gardner, unraveling his careful choice of words and images and the complicated play between them, and understanding them against the backdrop of the literary and photographic cultures of the American antebellum and Reconstruction eras. This book presents a unique study of a pivotal American historical document, approaching it from the perspective of visual studies as well as American literature and history. Anthony W. Lee is Associate Professor of Art History at Mount Holyoke College. He is the author of Painting on the Left: Diego Rivera, Radical Politics, and San Francisco's Public Murals (1999) and Picturing Chinatown: Art and Orientalism in San Francisco (2001), both from UC Press. Elizabeth Young is Associate Professor of English at Mount Holyoke College. She is the author of Disarming the Nation: Women's Writing and the American Civil War (1999) and the forthcoming American Frankenstein: Race, Sex, and the Politics of Monstrosity.
Fine. 0520253310 This book is shelved in the Photography section of our retail store and may require extra shipping time-superb crisp clean unread paperback with some light shelfwear to the covers and a remainder mark to one edge-VERY NICE!
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