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The Origins of Monsters: Image and Cognition in the First Age of Mechanical Reproduction

David Wengrow

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159041
eISBN:
9781400848867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159041.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

It has often been claimed that “monsters”—supernatural creatures with bodies composed from multiple species—play a significant part in the thought and imagery of all people from all times. This book ... More


After the Chicago World's Fair: Exhibiting Mormonism in America, 1893–1934

Reid L. Neilson

in Exhibiting Mormonism: The Latter-day Saints and the 1893 Chicago World's Fair

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195384031
eISBN:
9780199918324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384031.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The successes, as well as the failures, at Chicago helped LDS leaders realize the importance of exhibiting their ecclesiastical institution as a culturally advanced society thereafter. Striving for ... More


Hillary Clinton in the News: Gender and Authenticity in American Politics

Shawn J. Parry-Giles

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038211
eISBN:
9780252096044
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038211.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The charge of inauthenticity has trailed Hillary Clinton from the moment she entered the national spotlight and stood in front of television cameras. This book shows how the U.S. media created their ... More


Surviving Nirvana: Death of the Buddha in Chinese Visual Culture

Sonya S. Lee

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091252
eISBN:
9789882207448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091252.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Buddha's nirvana marks the end of the life of a great spiritual figure and the beginning of Buddhism as a world religion. This is the first book in the English language to examine how this ... More


Transfiguring the Postsocialist City: Experimental Image-Making in Contemporary China

Zhang Zhen

in Cinema at the City's Edge

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099845
eISBN:
9789882206731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099845.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses image-making and experimental visual production, focusing on still and moving images about performing in the city. It focuses on a few photo works that enact surreal or ... More


The Cyclonic Comedienne; or, Genius Properly Advertised

Andrew L. Erdman

in Queen of Vaudeville: The Story of Eva Tanguay

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449703
eISBN:
9780801465727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449703.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses Eva Tanguay's casting in the musical comedy, A Good Fellow. She played Dolly Sevier, a city gal who weds secretly without telling her aunt Prudence. Even though she performed ... More


The Photography of Victorian Scotland

Roddy Simpson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748654611
eISBN:
9780748676729
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748654611.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book, which is an introduction to the photography of Victorian Scotland, provides an understanding of the multi-faceted nature of photography and its inter-relationship with other activities in ... More


Content Form

Kent L. Brintnall

in Ecce Homo: The Male-Body-in-Pain as Redemptive Figure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226074696
eISBN:
9780226074719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226074719.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter considers the startling—and, the author argues, politically productive—juxtapositions in Robert Mapplethorpe's photographs. The analysis here focuses on how these images train their ... More


Epilogue

Aurora Wallace

in Media Capital: Architecture and Communications in New York City

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037344
eISBN:
9780252094521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037344.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This concluding chapter shows how the recent building programs of the New York Times, the Hearst Corporation, and Time Warner demonstrate the importance of corporate image-making through architecture ... More


Insecurity, Information and Reputation

in Trade and Traders in Mid-Victorian Liverpool: Mercantile Business and the Making of a World Port

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236061
eISBN:
9781846314261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236061.003.0007
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter addresses questions of risk, reputation, and information, specifically investigating the backdrop of key issues cited by contemporaries in their complaints about the uncertainties of the ... More


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