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By Micheline Nilsen

Revealing that nineteenth-century images is going past the sensible to mirror the classy, highbrow, and cultural matters of the time, this examine proposes that every photographic photograph of structure be studied either as a major visible record and an item of aesthetic inquiry. This multi-faceted method drives structure in Nineteenth-Century images: Essays on interpreting a set. regardless of 3 a long time of post-colonial, post-structuralist and gender-conscious feedback, the examine of architectural images maintains to privilege technical virtuosity. This quantity deals a thematic exploration of the fabric, and a socio-historical exam that permits attention of questions that experience no longer been addressed comprehensively prior to in one ebook. issues contain exoticism and "armchair tourism"; the absence of girls from architectural images; the function of images as commodities; vernacular structure and the picturesque; and old protection, city renewal, and nationalism. Micheline Nilsen analyzes images from France and England?the international locations the place images used to be invented?and from all over the world, representing a corpus of over 10,000 photos from the Janos Scholz choice of Nineteenth-Century pictures of the Snite Museum of artwork on the collage of Notre Dame.

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