By Micheline Nilsen

Revealing that nineteenth-century images is going past the practical to mirror the cultured, highbrow, and cultural matters of the time, this examine proposes that every photographic photograph of structure be studied either as a prime visible record and an item of aesthetic inquiry. This multi-faceted method drives structure in Nineteenth-Century pictures: Essays on interpreting a suite. regardless of 3 many years of post-colonial, post-structuralist and gender-conscious feedback, the research of architectural images keeps to privilege technical virtuosity. This quantity deals a thematic exploration of the fabric, and a socio-historical exam that enables attention of questions that experience no longer been addressed comprehensively earlier than in one e-book. subject matters comprise exoticism and "armchair tourism"; the absence of ladies from architectural images; the function of pictures as commodities; vernacular structure and the picturesque; and historical maintenance, city renewal, and nationalism. Micheline Nilsen analyzes pictures from France and England?the nations the place images used to be invented?and from worldwide, representing a corpus of over 10,000 photos from the Janos Scholz selection of Nineteenth-Century pictures of the Snite Museum of artwork on the college of Notre Dame.

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