Getting the Picture

The Visual Culture of the News

Author: Jason Hill,Vanessa R. Schwartz

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472566645

Category: Photography

Page: 320

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Powerful and often controversial, news pictures promise to make the world at once immediate and knowable. Yet while many great writers and thinkers have evaluated photographs of atrocity and crisis, few have sought to set these images in a broader context by defining the rich and diverse history of news pictures in their many forms. For the first time, this volume defines what counts as a news picture, how pictures are selected and distributed, where they are seen and how we critique and value them. Presenting the best new thinking on this fascinating topic, this book considers the news picture over time, from the dawn of the illustrated press in the nineteenth century, through photojournalism's heyday and the rise of broadcast news and newsreels in the twentieth century and into today's digital platforms. It examines the many kinds of images: sport, fashion, society, celebrity, war, catastrophe and exoticism; and many mediums, including photography, painting, wood engraving, film and video. Packed with the best research and full colour-illustrations throughout, this book will appeal to students and readers interested in how news and history are key sources of our rich visual culture.

Printing and Painting the News in Victorian London

"The Graphic and Social Realism, 1869-1891 "

Author: Andrea Korda

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351553232

Category: Art

Page: 218

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Printing and Painting the News in Victorian London offers a fresh perspective on Social Realism by contextualizing it within the burgeoning new media environment of Victorian London. Paintings labelled as Social Realist by Luke Fildes, Frank Holl and Hubert Herkomer are frequently considered to typify the sentimental Victorian genre painting that quickly became outdated with the development of modernism. Yet this book argues that the paintings must be considered as the result of the new experiences of modernity-the urban poverty that the paintings represent and, most importantly, the advent of the mass-produced illustrated news. Fildes, Holl and Herkomer worked for The Graphic, a publication launched in 1869 as a rival to the dominant Illustrated London News. The artists? illustrations, which featured the growing problem of urban poverty, became the basis for large-scale paintings that provoked controversy among their contemporaries and later became known as Social Realism. This first in-depth study of The Graphic and Social Realism uses the approach of media archaeology to unearth the modernity of these works, showing that they engaged with the changing notions of objectivity and immediacy that nineteenth-century new media cultivated. In doing so, this book proposes an alternative trajectory for the development of modernism that allows for a richer understanding of nineteenth-century visual culture.

China Through American Eyes: Early Depictions Of The Chinese People And Culture In The Us Print Media

Author: Zhang Wenxian

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9813202270

Category: Social Science

Page: 552

View: 7458

Cultural understanding between the United States and China has been a long and complex process. The period from the mid-nineteenth century to the early twentieth century is not only a critical era in modern Chinese history, but also the peak time of illustrated news reporting in the United States. Besides images from newspapers and journals, this collection also contains pictures about China and the Chinese published in books, brochures, commercial advertisements, campaign posters, postcards, etc. Together, they have documented colourful portrayals of the Chinese and their culture by the U.S. print media and their evolution from ethnic curiosity, stereotyping, and racial prejudice to social awareness, reluctant understanding, and eventual acceptance. Since these publications represent different positions in American politics, they can help contemporary readers develop a more comprehensive understanding of major events in modern American and Chinese histories, such as the cause and effect of the Chinese Exclusion Act and the power struggles behind the development of the Open Door Policy at the turn of the twentieth century. This collection of images has essentially formed a rich visual resource that is both diverse and intriguing; and as primary source documents, they carry significant historical and cultural values that could stimulate further academic research. Contents: The State Affairs of the Celestial Empire in the late Nineteenth Century The Spectacular Geography of the Chinese Empire The Economic, Social, and Cultural Lives of the Late Qing Dynasty Life and Struggles of the Chinese in the New Continent The Chinese Question in American Politics The Chronology of Modern Chinese and American Histories, and Major Events in Chinese Immigration and Sino–US Relations Readership: General readers interested in Chinese culture and Chinese people.Keywords: Chinese People and Culture;American Perceptions;China;United States;Sino-US Relations;Nineteenth Century;Immigrants;The Chinese Exclusion Act;Engravings;Illustrations;Newspapers and MagazinesReview: Key Features: Nearly one thousand historical images of Chinese and their culture are presented in this book Rich primary source documents of American perception of the Chinese and their culture

Victorian Jews through British eyes

Author: Anne Cowen,Roger Cowen

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Architecture

Page: 196

View: 3279

Presenting 150 illustrations with commentary, drawn from the pages of Victorian magazines such as the Illustrated London News, Punch, and The Graphic, this innovative social history reveals how Jewish subjects were presented to Victorian readers in 19th-century England. The book shows the British image of the Jew as progressing from a collection of stereotypes--the financier, the peddler, the sharp entrepreneur, the shady ancillary of the machinery of the law--to a more accurate representation of a Victorian bourgeois with distinctive religious practices and tradition, then lapsing once again into stereotypes spurred by the "Aliens Question." More than a chronicle of Jewish life in Victorian England, this study presents a new view of 19th-century Britain's social, political, and economic history.

Food and Cooking in Victorian England

A History

Author: Andrea Broomfield

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275987084

Category: Cooking

Page: 201

View: 4597

Provides a history of food and cooking in Victorian England, explaining how recipes reflected their writers' socioeconomic status, detailing the evolution of breakfast and lunch, and tracing the snob appeal of foods with French names.

The Mariner's Mirror

Author: Leonard George Carr Laughton,Roger Charles Anderson,William Gordon Perrin

Publisher: N.A


Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

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Daily Life in Victorian England

Author: Sally Mitchell

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313294679

Category: History

Page: 311

View: 7190

The most comprehensive social history of Victorian England to date.

The Cyprus Frenzy of 1878 and the British Press

Author: Marinos Pourgouris

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1498576613

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 2016

This study examines the works of several newspaper correspondents who traveled to Cyprus in 1878 to cover the British acquisition of the island. The author analyzes the correspondents' relationships with the military establishment and the role of advertisements in propagating colonial discourse.

A Brief History of Life in Victorian Britain

A Social History of Queen Victoria's Reign

Author: Mike Paterson

Publisher: Constable & Robinson Ltd

ISBN: 9781845297077

Category: Great Britain

Page: 358

View: 5777

Using character portraits, events, and key moments, Michael Paterson brings the real life of Victorian Britain alive - from the lifestyles of the aristocrats to the lowest ranks of the London slums.

Colonisation and Conflict 1750-1990

Author: Martin Collier,Bill Marriott

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435323042

Category: Great Britain

Page: 256

View: 8041

Aiming to provide challenge and stimulus for more able pupils, the "Headstart in History" books have high narrative content; extended writing opportunities and suggestions for further research; and links to websites, videos and historical fiction.


Powers of Mind in Victorian Britain

Author: Alison Winter

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226902234

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 6445

Across Victorian Britain, in castles and cottages, rectories and pubs, and even hospitals and churches, thousands of women and hundreds of men were put into mesmeric trances. Apparently reasonable human beings twisted into bizarre postures, called out in unknown languages, and placidly bore assaults that should have caused unbearable pain. The Victorians were literally entranced - mesmerized - with this phenomenon.

The Nineteenth-century Child and Consumer Culture

Author: Dennis Denisoff

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754661566

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 239

View: 5157

This diverse collection addresses not only the roles assigned to children in the context of nineteenth-century consumer culture, but also children themselves as agents in the formation of that culture. Topics include child performers on the Victorian stag