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Author Gossman, Lionel.

Title Thomas Annan of Glasgow : pioneer of the documentary photograph / Lionel Gossman.

Imprint Cambridge : Open Book Publishers, 2015.


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Description 1 online resource (x, 182 pages) : color illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Note Available through Open Book Publishers.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references in endnotes (pages 127-162) and a name index.
Contents Prefatory Note and Acknowledgments -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Paintings -- 3. Portraits -- 4. Landscapes -- 5. The Built Environment -- 6. The Old Closes and Streets of Glasgow -- 7. Epilogue -- Endnotes -- List of Illustrations -- Index of Names.
Summary "In the wake of Glasgow's transformation in the nineteenth-century into an industrial powerhouse -- the "Second City of the Empire"--A substantial part of the old town of Adam Smith degenerated into an overcrowded and disease-ridden slum. The Old Closes and Streets of Glasgow, Thomas Annan's photographic record of this central section of the city prior to its demolition in accordance with the City of Glasgow Improvements Act of 1866, is widely recognized as a classic of nineteenth-century documentary photography. Annan's achievement as a photographer of paintings, portraits and landscapes is less widely known. Thomas Annan of Glasgow: Pioneer of the Documentary Photograph offers a handy, comprehensive and copiously illustrated overview of the full range of the photographer's work. The book opens with a brief account of the immediate context of Annan's career as a photographer: the astonishing florescence of photography in Victorian Scotland. Successive chapters deal with each of the main fields of his activity, touching along the way on issues such as the nineteenth-century debate over the status of photography -- a mechanical practice or an artistic one? -- and the still ongoing controversies surrounding the documentary photograph in particular. While the text itself is intended for the general reader, extensive endnotes amplify particular themes and offer guidance to readers interested in pursuing them further."--Publisher's website.
Subject Annan, Thomas, 1829-1887. Photographs of old closes, streets, &c., taken 1868-1877.
Photographers -- Scotland -- History.
Streets -- Scotland -- Glasgow -- Pictorial works.
Photography -- Scotland -- Glasgow -- History.
Documentary photography -- Scotland -- Glasgow -- History.
Glasgow (Scotland) -- History -- Pictorial works.
Individual photographers.
Photography and photographs.
The arts.
PHOTOGRAPHY -- Subjects & Themes -- Landscapes.
Documentary photography. (OCoLC)fst00896093
Photographers. (OCoLC)fst01061605
Photography. (OCoLC)fst01061714
Streets. (OCoLC)fst01134794
Scotland. (OCoLC)fst01206715
Scotland -- Glasgow. (OCoLC)fst01212902
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Pictorial works. (OCoLC)fst01423874
Added Author Open Book Publishers.
Other Form: Print version: Gossman, Lionel. Thomas Annan of Glasgow : pioneer of the documentary photograph. Cambridge, England : Open Book Publishers, 2015 x, 179 pages 9781783741281
ISBN 9781783741298 (electronic bk.)
1783741295 (electronic bk.)
9781783741281 (hbk.)
9781783741274 (pbk.)

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