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The Resource Documenting the world : film, photography, and the scientific record, edited by Gregg Mitman and Kelley Wilder

Documenting the world : film, photography, and the scientific record, edited by Gregg Mitman and Kelley Wilder

Label
Documenting the world : film, photography, and the scientific record
Title
Documenting the world
Title remainder
film, photography, and the scientific record
Statement of responsibility
edited by Gregg Mitman and Kelley Wilder
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Imagine the twentieth century without photography and film. Its history would be absent of images that define historical moments and generations: the death camps of Auschwitz, the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Apollo lunar landing. It would be a history, in other words, of just artists' renderings and the spoken and written word. To inhabitants of the twenty-first century, deeply immersed in visual culture, such a history seems insubstantial, imprecise, and even, perhaps, unscientific. Documenting the World is about the material and social life of photographs and film made in the scientific quest to document the world. Drawing on scholars from the fields of art history, visual anthropology, and science and technology studies, the chapters in this book explore how this documentation from the initial recording of images, to their acquisition and storage, to their circulation has altered our lives, our ways of knowing, our social and economic relationships, and even our surroundings. Far beyond mere illustration, photography and film have become an integral, transformative part of the world they seek to show us
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Mitman, Gregg,
  • Wilder, Kelley E.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Photography
  • Photography
  • Photography
  • Photographie documentaire
  • Photographie
  • Photographie
  • Photographie
  • Photographie
  • Documentary photography
  • Photography
  • Photography
Label
Documenting the world : film, photography, and the scientific record, edited by Gregg Mitman and Kelley Wilder
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Uncertain knowledge: photography and the turn-of-the-century anthropological document
  • Elizabeth Edwards
  • A journey without maps: film, expeditionary science, and the growth of development
  • Gregg Mitman
  • Archival exposure: disability, documentary, and the making of counternarratives
  • Faye Ginsburg
  • Reverse -- cardboard -- print: the materiality of the photographic archive and its function
  • Stefanie Klamm
  • Photographic cataloguing
  • Kelley Wilder
  • Introduction
  • The excess of the archive
  • Estelle Blaschke
  • Gregg Mitman and Kelley Wilder
  • Moving pictures: photographs on trial in the Sir Roger TIchborne affair
  • Jennifer Tucker
  • The colors of evidence: picturing the past in photography and film
  • Peter Geimer
  • Mars in the making: digital documentary practices in contemporary planetary science
  • Janet Vertesi
Control code
920017413
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9780226129112
Lccn
2016008502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026701606
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)920017413
Label
Documenting the world : film, photography, and the scientific record, edited by Gregg Mitman and Kelley Wilder
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Uncertain knowledge: photography and the turn-of-the-century anthropological document
  • Elizabeth Edwards
  • A journey without maps: film, expeditionary science, and the growth of development
  • Gregg Mitman
  • Archival exposure: disability, documentary, and the making of counternarratives
  • Faye Ginsburg
  • Reverse -- cardboard -- print: the materiality of the photographic archive and its function
  • Stefanie Klamm
  • Photographic cataloguing
  • Kelley Wilder
  • Introduction
  • The excess of the archive
  • Estelle Blaschke
  • Gregg Mitman and Kelley Wilder
  • Moving pictures: photographs on trial in the Sir Roger TIchborne affair
  • Jennifer Tucker
  • The colors of evidence: picturing the past in photography and film
  • Peter Geimer
  • Mars in the making: digital documentary practices in contemporary planetary science
  • Janet Vertesi
Control code
920017413
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9780226129112
Lccn
2016008502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026701606
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)920017413

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