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  2. Weekly Tutorial Readings and Select Bibliography:

     

    The further reading section provided under each week contain selected materials relating to the tutorial and lecture themes. Many other relevant texts, monographs and articles are available in the University Library. Students are expected to supplement this bibliography with works they come across in their research.

  3. Week 1 21 items
    Introduction: Photography and the Modern World
    1. Key reading: 1 item
    2. General Introductory Texts 14 items
      1. Camera lucida: reflections on photography - Barthes, Roland 1981

        Book  Other versions available

      2. The photographic experience, 1839-1914: images and attitudes - Henisch, Heinz K., Henisch, Bridget Ann 1994

        Book 

      3. Photography - Siegfried Kracauer

        Chapter 

      4. Photography: a cultural history - Marien, Mary Warner 2010

        Book  Other editions available

      5. A world history of photography - Rosenblum, Naomi 1997

        Book 

      6. On photography - Sontag, Susan 1979

        Book 

    3. Reference Materials 6 items
      1. Photographers: a sourcebook for historical research - Palmquist, Peter E., Haynes, David, Rudisill, Richard 2000

        Book 

  4. Week 2 21 items
    Daguerre and the Daguerreotype Era; Talbot and the Calotype in Britain
    1. Tutorial: The Calotype in Great Britain 2 items
      What were the principal objectives of Talbot’s The Pencil of Nature? Evaluate with reference to at least three calotype prints.
      1. What is a Photograph? - Steve Edwards

        Chapter 

    2. Further Reading: 19 items
      1. Conception - Geoffrey Batchen

        Chapter  Pages 24-53, 223-231

      2. French daguerreotypes - Buerger, Janet E. 1989

        Book 

      3. The origins of photography - Gernsheim, Helmut 1982

        Book 

      4. Hill and Adamson: photographs from the J. Paul Getty Museum - Hill, David Octavius, Adamson, Robert 1999

        Book 

      5. Born Like Minerva - Duncan Macmillan

        Chapter 

      6. Young America: the daguerreotypes of Southworth & Hawes - Romer, Grant B., Wallis, Brian International Center of Photography, 2005

        Book 

      7. The photographic art of William Henry Fox Talbot - Schaaf, Larry J., Talbot, William Henry Fox 2000

        Book 

      8. Hill and Adamson's The fishermen and women of the Firth of Forth - Stevenson, Sara, Hill, David Octavius, Adamson, Robert 1991

        Book 

  5. Week 3 21 items
    Photography in Mid-Century France: Le Gray and le Société Héliographique; Nadar and Bohemian Paris
    1. Tutorial: City and Country in French Photography 2 items
      Charles Baudelaire declared that the public 'rushed like Narcissus' to have their portraits taken at photographic studios. Evaluate this claim with reference to at least two commercial portrait photographers in nineteenth-century Paris.
      1. The Modern Public and Photography - Charles Baudelaire

        Chapter  Originally published in Le Boulevard (14 September 1862)

      2. Dreams of Ordinary Life: Cartes-de-visite and the bourgeois imagination - Geoffey Batchen

        Chapter  Pp. 80-97 in 'Photography: Theoretical Snapshots', ed. J. J. Long, Andrea Noble and Edward Welch. Available in the Library and as an e-book

    2. Further Reading: 19 items
      1. Gustave Le Gray, 1820-1884 - Aubenas, Sylvie, Le Gray, Gustave, Baldwin, Gordon, Cartier-Bresson, Anne 2002

        Book 

      2. The photographs of Edouard Baldus - Daniel, Malcolm R., Bergdoll, Barry, Baldus, Edouard 1994

        Book 

      3. Nadar - Hambourg, Maria Morris, Nadar, Félix, Heilbrun, Françoise, Néagu, Paul 1995

        Book 

      4. Camille Silvy: River scene, France - Haworth-Booth, Mark 1992

        Book 

      5. The photography of Gustave Le Gray - Parry, Eugenia, Le Gray, Gustave 1987

        Book 

      6. In the forest of Fontainebleau: painters and photographers from Corot to Monet - Jones, Kimberly, Kelly, Simon, Kennel, Sarah, Kessler-Aurisch, Helga 2008

        Book 

      7. Tracing Nadar - Rosalind Krauss 1978

        Article 

      8. Image and enterprise: the photographs of Adolphe Braun - Braun, Adolphe, O'Brien, Maureen C., Bergstein, Mary 2000

        Book 

  6. Week 4 42 items
    Interior Realms: Julia Margaret Cameron and Lady Hawarden; Lewis Carroll and the Victorian Imagination
    1. Tutorial: Women Photographers of Victorian Britain 1 item
      To what extent did gender inform the practice and subjects of Victorian amateur photographers?
    2. Further reading:

    3. British Photography in the Victorian Era 13 items
      1. Camera lucida: reflections on photography - Barthes, Roland 1981

        Book  Other editions available

      2. History and Practice of Photogenic Drawing, on the true principles of the Daguerreotype, with the New Method of Dioramic Painting - Lady Elizabeth Eastlake 1857

        Article  "Photograph". Reprinted in Art in Theory, 1815-1900: An Anthology of Changing Ideas, ed. Charles Harrison, Paul Wood and Jason Gaiger, Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 1998, pp. 655-662.

      3. A royal passion: Queen Victoria and photography - Sophie Gordon, Jennifer Green-Lewis 2014

        Book 

      4. Playing with pictures: the art of Victorian photocollage - Siegel, Elizabeth, Di Bello, Patrizia, Weiss, Marta Rachel, Hofelt, Miranda 2009

        Book 

      5. The Pre-Raphaelite lens: British photography and painting, 1848-1875 - Waggoner, Diane, Barringer, T. J., Musée d'Orsay 2010

        Book 

    4. Julia Margaret Cameron 20 items
      1. Julia Margaret Cameron: photographs from the J. Paul Getty Museum - Cameron, Julia Margaret, J. Paul Getty Museum 1996

        Book 

      2. Julia Margaret Cameron: the complete photographs - Cox, Julian, Ford, Colin, Lukitsh, Joanne, Wright, Philippa 2003

        Book 

      3. Whisper of the muse: the Overstone album & other photographs - Cameron, Julia Margaret, Weaver, Mike 1986

        Book 

      4. Julia Margaret Cameron's women - Wolf, Sylvia, Cameron, Julia Margaret, Lipscomb, Stephanie, Mancoff, Debra N 1998

        Book 

      5. Victorian photographs of famous men and fair women - Julia Margaret Cameron, edited by Tristram Powell 1992

        Book 

    5. Clementina, Lady Hawarden 3 items
      1. Clementina, Lady Hawarden: studies from life, 1857-1864 - Dodier, Virginia, Hawarden, Clementina, Warner, Marina, Haworth-Booth, Mark 1999

        Book 

    6. Lewis Carroll 4 items
      1. Lewis Carroll, photographer - Gernsheim, Helmut 1949

        Book 

      2. Dreaming in pictures: the photography of Lewis Carroll - Nickel, Douglas R, Carroll, Lewis 2002

        Book 

      3. Lewis Carroll, photographer: the Princeton University Library albums - Taylor, Roger, Wakeling, Edward, Carroll, Lewis 2002

        Book 

  7. Week 5 - Terrains of Conflict 1 36 items
    The Crimean War: Roger Fenton, James Robertson; Photography in the British Raj (Panoramas, Landscape Photographs)
    1. Tutorial: Travel Photography and the British Empire 2 items
      1. Picturing empire: photography and the visualization of the British Empire - Ryan, James R. 1997

        Book  Read: Chapter 2 (pp. 45-72, 230-234).

    2. Further Reading:

    3. The Crimean War 11 items
      1. All the mighty world: the photographs of Roger Fenton, 1852-1860 - Fenton, Roger, Baldwin, Gordon, Daniel, Malcolm R., Greenough, Sarah 2004

        Book 

      2. Roger Fenton: Pasha and Bayadère - Baldwin, Gordon, Fenton, Roger 1996

        Book 

      3. Roger Fenton of Crimble Hall - Hannavy, John, Fenton, Roger 1975

        Book 

      4. James Robertson: pioneer of photography in the Ottoman Empire - Öztuncay, Bahattin, Robertson, James 1992

        Book 

    4. The British Raj 22 items
      1. Traces of India: photography, architecture, and the politics of representation 1850-1900 - Pelizzari, Maria Antonella 2003

        Book  For a comprehensive bibliography on nineteenth-century photography in India, read pages: 324-335. pp. 324-335.

      2. Pictorializing the “Mutiny” of 1857 - Narayani Gupta

        Chapter  pp. 218-239, 304.

      3. Through Indian eyes - Gutman, Judith Mara 1982

        Book 

      4. Reverie and reality: nineteenth-century photographs of India from the Ehrenfeld Collection - Johnson, Robert Flynn, Falconer, John, Gordon, Sophie, Khan, Omar 2003

        Book 

      5. The coming of photography in India - Pinney, Christopher 2008

        Book 

  8. Week 6 - Terrains of Conflict 2 27 items
    American Civil War Photography; The American West: Jackson, Watkins, O'Sullivan
    1. Tutorial: Photography and Nationalism 2 items
      To what extent did the photography of warfare affirm or challenge ideologies of class and race?
      1. Territorial Photography - Joel Snyder

        Chapter 

    2. Further reading:

    3. American Civil War Photography 11 items
      1. For an electronic database of Gardner's Photographic Sketch Book of the War, see http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/7milVol/

      2. Mathew Brady and the image of history - Panzer, Mary, Foley, Jeana Kae 1997

        Book 

      3. Mathew Brady and the image of history - Panzer, Mary, Foley, Jeana Kae 1997

        Book 

    4. The American West 13 items
      1. Sight unseen: whiteness and American visual culture - Berger, Martin A. 2005

        Book  Read: Chapter 2

      2. Eadweard Muybridge and the photographic panorama of San Francisco, 1850-1880 - Harris, David, Sandweiss, Eric, Muybridge, Eadweard 1993

        Book 

      3. Framing the West: the survey photographs of Timothy H. O'Sullivan - Jurovics, Toby, O'Sullivan, Timothy H. 2010

        Book 

      4. The Art of Perception - Douglas R. Nickel

        Chapter 

  9. Week 7 19 items
    The Camera as Eyewitness; 'How the Other Half Lives': Photographing Urban Deprivation
    1. Tutorial: Ordering Urban Society 2 items
      Was the camera a means of social reform or social control? Examine in relation to either the photographs of the Paris Commune or Thomson and Smith's Street Life in London.
    2. Further Readings 17 items
      1. John Thomson (1837-1921): photographer - Ovenden, Richard, Puttnam, David, Gray, Michael 1997

        Book  Especially chapter 4

      2. Parisian views - Rice, Shelley 1997

        Book 

      3. Street life in London - John Thomson, Adolphe Smith 2009

        Book 

  10. Week 8 34 items
    Expedition Photography; Indigenous Responses: Photography in Japan
    1. Tutorial: Globetrotters and Yokohama Photography 2 items
      To what extent did Japanese souvenir photography cater to the desires of Western tourists? Refer to the work of at least two photographers in your response.
    2. Further Reading 32 items
      1. General: Colonialism and the Camera 13 items
        1. The colonial harem - Malek Alloula, Myrna Godzich, Wlad Godzich, Barbara Harlow c1986

          Book  Available in the library and as an e-book.

        2. Photographs objects histories: on the materiality of images - Elizabeth Edwards, Janice Hart 2004

          Book  Available in the library and as an e-book.

        3. Picturing Japan - Christine M. E. Guth

          Chapter  In: Longfellow's tattoos: tourism, collecting, and Japan

        4. Extending the Grand Tour - Maria Morris Hambourg

          Chapter  In: The Waking dream: photography's first century : selections from the Gilman Paper Company collection

        5. Colonialist photography: imag(in)ing race and place - Eleanor M. Hight, Gary D. Sampson 2002

          Book 

        6. Introduction: Photographies East: The Camera and Its Histories in East and Southeast Asia - Rosalind C. Morris

          Chapter  In: Photographies East: The Camera and Its Histories in East and Southeast Asia

        7. Photography's other histories - Christopher Pinney, Nicolas Peterson 2003

          Book 

        8. A world history of photography - Naomi Rosenblum 1997

          Book 

      2. Japan 19 items
        1. The history of Japanese photography - John Junkerman, Anne Wilkes Tucker, Dana Friis-Hansen, Kaneko Ryuichi 2003

          Book  For a bibliography of material before 2000, see pages, pp. 386-389.

        2. The Advent of Photography in Japan. Tokyo: Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography and Hokkaidô Prefecture Hakodate Art Museum, 1997.

        3. In Quest of the Real: Portrayal and Photography in Japanese Painting Theory - Doris Croissant

          Chapter  In: Challenging Past and Present: The Metamorphosis of Nineteenth-Century Japanese Art

        4. Yokohama Shashin - Sebastian Dobson

          Chapter  In: Art & Artifice: Japanese Photographs in the Meiji Era

        5. Types or Costumes: Reframing Early Yokohama Photography - Luke Gartlan 2006

          Chapter  In: Visual Resources: An International Journal of Documentation

        6. The Many Lives of Beato's ‘Beauties - Eleanor M. Hight

          Chapter  In: Colonialist photography: imag(in)ing race and place

        7. Expectation and Authenticity in Meiji Tourist Photography - Allen Hockley

          Chapter  In: Challenging past and present: the metamorphosis of nineteenth-century Japanese art

        8. Reflecting truth: Japanese photography in the nineteenth century - Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere, Mikiko Hirayama 2004

          Book 

        9. Japan, photographs, 1824-1905 - Clark Worswick 1980

          Book 

        10. Extending the Grand Tour - Maria Morris Hambourg

          Chapter  In: The Waking dream: photography's first century : selections from the Gilman Paper Company collection

  11. Week 9 17 items
    Time and Timelessness: Marey, Muybridge and others; Visualising Desire in the Orient
    1. Tutorial: Sexuality through the Lens 2 items
      Examine the roles of sexuality and race in the photographic depiction of the male body. Discuss with reference to the work of at least two photographers.
      1. The Politics of Pictorialism: Another Look at F. Holland Day - Shawn Michelle Smith

        Chapter  Available in the Library and as an e-book

    2. Further Readings: 15 items
      1. Etienne-Jules Marey: a passion for the trace - Dagognet, François, Galeta, Robert, Herman, Jeanine 1992

        Book 

      2. The Image of Objectivity - Lorraine Daston and Peter Galison 1992

        Article 

      3. Camera and Mind - Josh Ellenbogen 2008

        Article 

  12. Week 10 18 items
    Portraiture and Identity: Celebrity, Ethnography and Social Order
    1. Tutorial: Photography and the Modern Celebrity 2 items
      To what extent was photography implicit in the rise of the modern celebrity?
      1. The beautiful and the damned: the creation of identity in nineteenth century photography - Hamilton, Peter, Hargreaves, Roger 2001

        Book  Chapter 2, "Putting faces to the names: Social and celebrity portrait photography", p.17-56

    2. Further Readings: 16 items
      1. La divine comtesse: photographs of the Countess de Castiglione - Apraxine, Pierre, Demange, Xavier, Heilbrun, Françoise, Falzone del Barbarò, Michele 2000

        Book 

      2. Photography and anthropology - Pinney, Christopher 2011

        Book 

      3. The Body and the Archive - Allan Sekula

        Chapter 

      4. Superficial Depths - Shawn Mitchelle Smith

        Chapter 

      5. The Legs of the Countess - Abigail Solomon-Godeau 1986

        Article 

      6. Illustrious Americans - Alan Trachtenberg

        Chapter 

  13. Week 11 17 items
    Kodak, Leisure, and the Amateur; Kodak and the Modern Woman
    1. Tutorial: Kodak Girls and Professional Women Photographers 2 items
      Did the Eastman Kodak Company’s marketing campaigns promote the profession of photography among women? Discuss
    2. Further Readings: 15 items
      1. Women's camera work: self/body/other in American visual culture - Davidov, Judith Fryer 1998

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      2. Snapshot: painters and photography, Bonnard to Vuillard - Easton, Elizabeth Wynne, Chéroux, Clément 2012

        Book 

      3. Zaida Ben-Yusuf: New York portrait photographer - Goodyear, Frank Henry, Wiley, Elizabeth O., Boone, Jobyl A. 2008

        Book 

      4. Gertrude Käsebier: the photographer and her photographs - Michaels, Barbara L., Käsebier, Gertrude 1992

        Book 

      5. Her Feminine Colleagues: Photographs and Letters Collected by Frances Benjamin Johnston in 1900 - Withers, Josephine, Quitslund, Toby, Johnston, Frances Benjamin 1979

        Book 

      6. A history of women photographers - Rosenblum, Naomi 2000

        Book 

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