The Mechanical Eye in Australia

The Mechanical Eye in Australia
  • Author : Alan Davies,Peter Stanbury
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Pages : 270
  • Relase : 1985
  • ISBN : UOM:39015041817860

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The Mechanical eye in Australia: photography 1841-1900/alan Davies &

The Mechanical eye in Australia: photography 1841-1900/alan Davies &
  • Author : Alan Davies
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 270
  • Relase : 1985
  • ISBN : OCLC:1255417592

The Mechanical eye in Australia: photography 1841-1900/alan Davies & Book Review:

The mechanical eye in Australia

The mechanical eye in Australia
  • Author : Alan Davies
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1986
  • ISBN : OCLC:1164148552

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The Mechanical Eye

The Mechanical Eye
  • Author : Con Tanre,Alan Davies,Peter Stanbury,Macleay Museum
  • Publisher : Macleay Museum University of Sydney
  • Pages : 128
  • Relase : 1977
  • ISBN : PSU:000033746944

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Photographers

Photographers
  • Author : Peter E. Palmquist
  • Publisher : Carl Mautz Publishing
  • Pages : 154
  • Relase : 2000
  • ISBN : 1887694188

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Photography and Australia

Photography and Australia
  • Author : Helen Ennis
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Pages : 158
  • Relase : 2007
  • ISBN : 186189323X

Photography and Australia Book Review:

'Photography and Australia' focuses on those aspects of photographic practice that can be considered distinctively Australian. It argues that the colonial experience has been crucial in shaping photographers' concerns.

Photography, History, Difference

Photography, History, Difference
  • Author : Tanya Sheehan
  • Publisher : Dartmouth College Press
  • Pages : 264
  • Relase : 2014-12-02
  • ISBN : 9781611686470

Photography, History, Difference Book Review:

Over the past decade, historical studies of photography have embraced a variety of cultural and disciplinary approaches to the medium, while shedding light on non-Western, vernacular, and "other" photographic practices outside the Euro-American canon. Photography, History, Difference brings together an international group of scholars to reflect on contemporary efforts to take a different approach to photography and its histories. What are the benefits and challenges of writing a consolidated, global history of photography? How do they compare with those of producing more circumscribed regional or thematic histories? In what ways does the recent emphasis on geographic and national specificity encourage or exclude attention to other forms of difference, such as race, class, gender, and sexuality? Do studies of "other" photographies ultimately necessitate the adoption of nontraditional methodologies, or are there contexts in which such differentiation can be intellectually unproductive and politically suspect? The contributors to the volume explore these and other questions through historical case studies; interpretive surveys of recent historiography, criticism, and museum practices; and creative proposals to rethink the connections between photography, history, and difference. A thought-provoking collection of essays that represents new ways of thinking about photography and its histories. It will appeal to a broad readership among those interested in art history, visual culture, media studies, and social history.

Eye Contact

Eye Contact
  • Author : Jane Lydon
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2006-01-04
  • ISBN : 9780822387251

Eye Contact Book Review:

An indigenous reservation in the colony of Victoria, Australia, the Coranderrk Aboriginal Station was a major site of cross-cultural contact the mid-nineteenth century and early twentieth. Coranderrk was located just outside Melbourne, and from its opening in the 1860s the colonial government commissioned many photographs of its Aboriginal residents. The photographs taken at Coranderrk Station circulated across the western world; they were mounted in exhibition displays and classified among other ethnographic “data” within museum collections. The immense Coranderrk photographic archive is the subject of this detailed, richly illustrated examination of the role of visual imagery in the colonial project. Offering close readings of the photographs in the context of Australian history and nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century photographic practice, Jane Lydon reveals how western society came to understand Aboriginal people through these images. At the same time, she demonstrates that the photos were not solely a tool of colonial exploitation. The residents of Coranderrk had a sophisticated understanding of how they were portrayed, and they became adept at manipulating their representations. Lydon shows how the photographic portrayals of the Aboriginal residents of Coranderrk changed over time, reflecting various ideas of the colonial mission—from humanitarianism to control to assimilation. In the early twentieth century, the images were used on stereotypical postcards circulated among the white population, showing what appeared to be compliant, transformed Aboriginal subjects. The station closed in 1924 and disappeared from public view until it was rediscovered by scholars years later. Aboriginal Australians purchased the station in 1998, and, as Lydon describes, today they are using the Coranderrk photographic archive in new ways, to identify family members and tell stories of their own.

Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography

Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography
  • Author : John Hannavy
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 1736
  • Relase : 2013-12-16
  • ISBN : 9781135873264

Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography Book Review:

The Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography is the first comprehensive encyclopedia of world photography up to the beginning of the twentieth century. It sets out to be the standard, definitive reference work on the subject for years to come. Its coverage is global – an important ‘first’ in that authorities from all over the world have contributed their expertise and scholarship towards making this a truly comprehensive publication. The Encyclopedia presents new and ground-breaking research alongside accounts of the major established figures in the nineteenth century arena. Coverage includes all the key people, processes, equipment, movements, styles, debates and groupings which helped photography develop from being ‘a solution in search of a problem’ when first invented, to the essential communication tool, creative medium, and recorder of everyday life which it had become by the dawn of the twentieth century. The sheer breadth of coverage in the 1200 essays makes the Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography an essential reference source for academics, students, researchers and libraries worldwide.

Australian Art

Australian Art
  • Author : Andrew Sayers
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Pages : 257
  • Relase : 2001
  • ISBN : 0192842145

Australian Art Book Review:

This comprehensive survey uniquely covers both Aboriginal art and that of European Australians, providing a revealing examination of the interaction between the two. Painting, bark art, photography, rock art, sculpture, and the decorative arts are all fully explored to present the rich texture of Australian art traditions. Well-known artists such as Margaret Preston, Rover Thomas, and Sidney Nolan are all discussed, as are the natural history illustrators, Aboriginal draughtsmen, and pastellists, whose work is only now being brought to light by new research. Taking the European colonization of the continent in 1788 as his starting point, Sayers highlights important issues concerning colonial art and women artists in this fascinating new story of Australian art.

Intersections

Intersections
  • Author : Helen Ennis
  • Publisher : National Library Australia
  • Pages : 277
  • Relase : 2004
  • ISBN : 0642107920

Intersections Book Review:

Using photographs from the National Library's collection, Ennis introduces us to Australia from the 1840's to the present as we have never seen it before - at peace and at war, and in all its splendour and ordinary dailiness, as seen through the cameras of Charles Bayliss, Samuel Sweet, Peta Hill and many others. Large format.

A Companion to Australian Art

A Companion to Australian Art
  • Author : Christopher Allen
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 560
  • Relase : 2021-07-06
  • ISBN : 9781118767955

A Companion to Australian Art Book Review:

A Companion to Australian Art A Companion to Australian Art is a thorough introduction to the art produced in Australia from the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788 to the early 21st century. Beginning with the colonial art made by Australia’s first European settlers, this volume presents a collection of clear and accessible essays by established art historians and emerging scholars alike. Engaging, clearly-written chapters provide fresh insights into the principal Australian art movements, considered from a variety of chronological, regional and thematic perspectives. The text seeks to provide a balanced account of historical events to help readers discover the art of Australia on their own terms and draw their own conclusions. The book begins by surveying the historiography of Australian art and exploring the history of art museums in Australia. The following chapters discuss art forms such as photography, sculpture, portraiture and landscape painting, examining the practice of art in the separate colonies before Federation, and in the Commonwealth from the early 20th century to the present day. This authoritative volume covers the last 250 years of art in Australia, including the Early Colonial, High Colonial and Federation periods as well as the successive Modernist styles of the 20th century, and considers how traditional Aboriginal art has adapted and changed over the last fifty years. The Companion to Australian Art is a valuable resource for both undergraduate and graduate students of the history of Australian artforms from colonization to postmodernism, and for general readers with an interest in the nation’s colonial art history.

Pioneer Photographers of the Far West

Pioneer Photographers of the Far West
  • Author : Peter E. Palmquist,Thomas R. Kailbourn
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Pages : 679
  • Relase : 2000
  • ISBN : 0804738831

Pioneer Photographers of the Far West Book Review:

This extraordinarily comprehensive, well-documented, biographical dictionary of some 1,500 photographers (and workers engaged in photographically related pursuits) active in western North America before 1865 is enriched by some 250 illustrations. Far from being simply a reference tool, the book provides a rich trove of fascinating narratives that cover both the professional and personal lives of a colorful cast of characters.

Photography, Natural History and the Nineteenth-Century Museum

Photography, Natural History and the Nineteenth-Century Museum
  • Author : Kathleen Davidson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 234
  • Relase : 2017-12-02
  • ISBN : 9781351106870

Photography, Natural History and the Nineteenth-Century Museum Book Review:

The Victorian era heralded an age of transformation in which momentous changes in the field of natural history coincided with the rise of new visual technologies. Concurrently, different parts of the British Empire began to more actively claim their right to being acknowledged as indispensable contributors to knowledge and the progress of empire. This book addresses the complex relationship between natural history and photography from the 1850s to the 1880s in Britain and its colonies: Australia, New Zealand and, to a lesser extent, India. Coinciding with the rise of the modern museum, photography’s arrival was timely, and it rapidly became an essential technology for recording and publicising rare objects and valuable collections. Also during this period, the medium assumed a more significant role in the professional practices and reputations of naturalists than has been previously recognized, and it figured increasingly within the expanding specialized networks that were central to the production and dissemination of new knowledge. In an interrogation that ranges from the first forays into museum photography and early attempts to document collecting expeditions to the importance of traditional and photographic portraiture for the recognition of scientific discoveries, this book not only recasts the parameters of what we actually identify as natural history photography in the Victorian era but also how we understand the very structure of empire in relation to this genre at that time.

Frank Hurley: A Photographer's Life

Frank Hurley: A Photographer's Life
  • Author : Alasdair McGregor
  • Publisher : National Library of Australia
  • Pages : 468
  • Relase : 2019-02-01
  • ISBN : 9780642279330

Frank Hurley: A Photographer's Life Book Review:

Photographer, filmmaker, writer, adventurer. Controversial, passionate, audacious. Frank Hurley was an extraordinary Australian, possibly most famous for his Antarctic photographs captured alongside expeditioners Sir Douglas Mawson and Sir Ernest Shackleton. From the early twentieth century until his death in 1962 Hurley created a stunning visual archive that chronicled the major events of the twentieth century, and Australia's achievements both home and overseas. This book and the Hurley Collection in the National Library of Australia make clear this outstanding contribution and the lengths to which the man would go in order to convey the gravity of events. For Hurley, image-making and exploration went hand-in-hand and he sought out experiences as a pioneer documentary film-maker, official photographer in two world wars, early aviator, and adventure and story-seeker in both the natural environment and in rapidly disappearing non-western worlds. In this readable, definitive and wonderfully illustrated re-issued biography, Alasdair McGregor describes Hurley's life and character in all its richness.

Boosting Brisbane

Boosting Brisbane
  • Author : Rod Fisher
  • Publisher : Boolarong Press
  • Pages : 298
  • Relase : 2009
  • ISBN : 9781921555220

Boosting Brisbane Book Review:

Boosting Brisbane provides a treasure trove of visual delights. So if you are into history, literature, fine arts, architecture, geography, media, technology, museology or culture of Brisbane in particular this timely collection fits the bill.

Calling the shots

Calling the shots
  • Author : Jane Lydon
  • Publisher : Aboriginal Studies Press
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2014-04-14
  • ISBN : 9781922059598

Calling the shots Book Review:

Historically, photographs of Indigenous Australians were produced in unequal and exploitative circumstances. Today, however, such images represent a rich cultural heritage for descendants, who see them in distinctive and positive ways. Calling the shots brings together researchers who are using this rich archive to explore Aboriginal history, to identify relatives, and to reclaim culture. It reverses the colonial gaze to focus on the interactions between photographer and Indigenous people — and the living meanings the photos have today. The result is a fresh perspective on Australia’s past, and on present-day Indigenous identities. Innovative in three ways, Calling the shots incorporates Indigenous perspectives on the photographic process and especially the meaning of the photographic archive. It also explores the history of photography in each colony, thus providing a rich and varied series of historical social landscapes. Lastly, it examines the active role played by Indigenous people in photography as a process of encounter and exchange. Contributors include Julie Gough, Jane Lydon, Sari Braithwaite, Shauna Bostock-Smith, Lawrence Bamblett, Michael Aird, Karen Hughes and Aunty Ellen Trevorrow, Donna Oxenham, Laurie Baymarrwangga and Bentley James.

Tropical Visions in an Age of Empire

Tropical Visions in an Age of Empire
  • Author : Felix Driver,Luciana Martins
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Pages : 280
  • Relase : 2010-11-15
  • ISBN : 9780226164700

Tropical Visions in an Age of Empire Book Review:

The contrast between the temperate and the tropical is one of the most enduring themes in the history of the Western geographical imagination. Caught between the demands of experience and representation, documentation and fantasy, travelers in the tropics have often treated tropical nature as a foil to the temperate, to all that is civilized, modest, and enlightened. Tropical Visions in an Age of Empire explores images of the tropical world—maps, paintings, botanical drawings, photographs, diagrams, and texts—produced by European and American travelers over the past three centuries. Bringing together a group of distinguished contributors from disciplines across the arts and humanities, this volume contains eleven beautifully illustrated essays—arranged in three sections devoted to voyages, mappings, and sites—that consider the ways that tropical places were encountered, experienced, and represented in visual form. Covering a wide range of tropical sites in the Pacific, South Asia, West Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America, the book will appeal to a broad readership: scholars of postcolonial studies, art history, literature, imperial history, history of science, geography, and anthropology.

The Artificial Horizon

The Artificial Horizon
  • Author : Martin Edward Thomas
  • Publisher : Melbourne Univ. Publishing
  • Pages : 313
  • Relase : 2004
  • ISBN : 0522851517

The Artificial Horizon Book Review:

Martin Thomas takes the reader on a journey through a compelling study of culture, landscape and mythology. For both Aboriginal people and their colonisers, the rugged landscape of the Blue Mountains has stood as an intriguing riddle and a stimulus to the imagination. The author evokes this dramatic and bewildering landscape and leads his readers through the cultural history of the locality in order to probe the 'dreamwork of imperialism'.

Photography in Colonial Australia

Photography in Colonial Australia
  • Author : Robert Holden
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 172
  • Relase : 1988
  • ISBN : UOM:39015024929963

Photography in Colonial Australia Book Review:

Photography in Colonial Australia examines the Australian books of the nineteenth century that use original photographs as a means of illustration. For the first time in Australia, Robert Holden has assessed the importance of photographically illustrated books. Part One of Photography in Colonial Australia is an historical survey, looking at issues like colonisation through photography and whether it was a nineteenth-century photographer's role to create images like an artist, or to accurately recreate the image before the camera's eye like a mirror. Part Two of the work focuses on a range of photographic genres; specifically royalty, Aborigines, exploration and travel, science, varia and art. Any person with an interest in photography, nineteenth-century social history, illustrated books, or bibliography will find this work an invaluable reference. Sixty-five photographic illustrations and a full bibliography of 130 items makes Photography in Colonial Australia the standard cited source, and this important text is further enhanced by an extensive index of photographers and publishers. 'This pioneering work by Robert Holden, which details 130 publications issued in Australia before 1900... will place one country's publishing curiosities in an international context...' (from the foreword by Lucien Goldschmidt, world authority on photographically illustrated books).