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"Singular Images, Failed Copies": William Henry Fox Talbot and the Early Photograph

Vered Maimon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816694716
eISBN:
9781452953526
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694716.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Photography

The Photographic Imagination historicizes the conception of photography in the early nineteenth-century in England, in particular the works and texts by William Henry Fox Talbot, as part of a ... More


The Many Harms of Staying Here

Catherine Fennell

in Last Project Standing: Civics and Sympathy in Post-Welfare Chicago

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816697366
eISBN:
9781452953649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697366.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Chapter Two tracks how, in the 1990s, Horner's decay got traction in ways that propelled a sense of national emergency around public housing reform. It examines how residents and their advocates drew ... More


Scientific Method: The Engine of Knowledge

Vered Maimon

in "Singular Images, Failed Copies": William Henry Fox Talbot and the Early Photograph

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816694716
eISBN:
9781452953526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694716.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Photography

This chapter thus focuses on Talbot’s first 1839 discovery account, “Some Account of the Art of Photogenic Drawing.” It argues that by evoking the inductive method Talbot didn’t assign a privileged ... More


Imagination: The Art of Discovery

Vered Maimon

in "Singular Images, Failed Copies": William Henry Fox Talbot and the Early Photograph

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816694716
eISBN:
9781452953526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694716.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Photography

The second chapter focuses on Talbot’s second major discovery account, his 1844 “A Brief Historical Sketch of the Invention of the Art,” which appeared in his book The Pencil of Nature. In this ... More


Time: Singular Images, Failed Copies

Vered Maimon

in "Singular Images, Failed Copies": William Henry Fox Talbot and the Early Photograph

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816694716
eISBN:
9781452953526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694716.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Photography

This chapter examines the way the early photograph was historicized, analyzed and discussed by its early practitioners in reviews on photography in journals and newspapers that appeared in the 1840s. ... More


History: Displaced Origins and The Pencil of Nature

Vered Maimon

in "Singular Images, Failed Copies": William Henry Fox Talbot and the Early Photograph

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816694716
eISBN:
9781452953526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694716.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Photography

This chapter focuses on Talbot’s The Pencil of Nature, the first illustrated book with photographs, in which Talbot offered a range of applications to photography. I relate Talbot’s statements in the ... More


Corn Palaces and Butter Queens: A History of Crop Art and Dairy Sculpture

Pamela H. Simpson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676194
eISBN:
9781452947921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676194.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Teddy Roosevelt’s head sculpted from butter. The Liberty Bell replicated in oranges. The Sioux City Corn Palace of 1891 encased with corn, grains, and grasses and stretching for two city blocks—with ... More


Henry James and the Queerness of Style

Kevin Ohi

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816654932
eISBN:
9781452946313
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816654932.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book begins with the proposition that to read Henry James—particularly the late texts—is to confront the queer potential of style and the traces it leaves on the literary life. In contrast to ... More


Virtual Modernism: Writing and Technology in the Progressive Era

Katherine Biers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816667543
eISBN:
9781452946542
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816667543.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book offers a fresh view of the emergence of American literary modernism from the eruption of popular culture in the early twentieth century. Employing dynamic readings of the works of Stephen ... More


Cereal Architecture

Pamela H. Simpson

in Corn Palaces and Butter Queens: A History of Crop Art and Dairy Sculpture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676194
eISBN:
9781452947921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676194.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter focuses on crop art and cereal architecture. Midwest was the center for cereal architecture, crop art, and butter sculpture. The chapter explores the creation of cereal architecture ... More


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