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Brought to Light: Photography and the Invisible, 1840-1900

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Brought to Light invites readers to step back to a time when photography, X-rays, and movies were new, when forays into the world beneath the skin or the realm beyond our everyday vision captivated scientists and the public alike. In this book, accounts of scientific experimentation blend with stories of showmanship to reveal how developments in 19th-century technology could enlighten as well as frighten and amaze. Through a series of 200 vintage imagesand#151;produced by photographers, scientists, and amateur inventorsand#151;this book ultimately traces the rise of popular science.

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The images demonstrate early experiments with microscopes, telescopes, electricity and magnetism, motion studies, X-rays and radiation, and spirit photography. We learn how these pictures circulated among the public, whether through the press, worldand#8217;s fairs, or theaters. What started out as scientific progress, however, often took on the trappings of magic and superstition, as photography was enlisted to offer visual evidence of clairvoyance, spirits, and other occult influences.

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With beautifully reproduced plates and engaging narratives, this book embodies the aesthetic pleasures and excitement of the tale it tells.

About the Author

Corey Keller is associate curator of photography at theand#160;San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Jennifer Tucker is associate professor of History at Wesleyan University. Tom Gunning is professor of Art History at the University of Chicago.

Maren Grand#246;ning is Curator of the Photographic Collection at the Albertina Museum, Vienna.

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9780300142105
Author:
Keller, Corey
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Yale University Press
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Subject:
History
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Photography
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions
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Photography -- Scientific applications.
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Photography -- Social aspects -- History.
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Photography-Anthologies and History
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Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
207 color illus.
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
11.75 x 9.5 in 3.65 lb

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