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Nadar

1820–1910), French photographer, and a central figure in the extraordinary expansion of photography in the mid‐19th century. An exact contemporary of Charles Nègre and Gustave Le ...

Verne, Jules

Verne, Jules (1828–1905)   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Military History
Length:
659 words
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...a novelist. First, two quasi-impromptu voyages, one to Scotland in 1859 and the other to Norway in 1862 , brought to light his extraordinary gift for observation; later, in 1867 , he traveled to the United States on board Great Eastern . Second, Verne’s friendship with Nadar ( Gaspard-Félix Tournachon ; 1820–1910 )—the famous eccentric who thought of himself as the “genius of discovery” and was building an aerostat—gave Verne the opportunity to write his first novel, Cinq semaines en ballon ( 1863 ; English trans., Five Weeks in a Balloon ). But...

photojournalism

photojournalism   Reference library

Amanda Hopkinson and Robin Lenman

The Oxford Companion to the Photograph

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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2,917 words
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...1848 , L' Illustration published pictures from specially commissioned daguerreotypes of revolutionary events in Paris. Joseph Cundall's photographs of Crimean veterans were used by the Illustrated London News in 1855 , and pictures by Le Gray of Garibaldi ( 1860 ) and Nadar of visiting Japanese emissaries ( 1862 ) by Le Monde illustré . The trend increased during the American Civil War ( 1861–5 ), when photographers went out to capture events on a considerable and organized scale. However, people who wanted to see Civil War photographs in their...

Sisley, Alfred

Sisley, Alfred (30 October 1839)   Reference library

Benezit Dictionary of British Graphic Artists and Illustrators

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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8,547 words
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...Limited Company of Artists: Painters, Sculptors and Engravers (Société anonyme des artistes peintres, sculpteurs et graveurs) and deciding to hold an independent exhibition at their own expense. The premises they chose comprised a suite of vast rooms occupied by the photographer Nadar at 35, Boulevard des Capucines in Paris. The group exhibition opened there on 15 April 1875 and created a public scandal. It marked a crucial date in the history of modern art, as it was at this point that a hostile columnist—aiming the term at the painters of the new school as an...

Colombia

Colombia   Reference library

The Continuum Complete International Encyclopedia of Sexuality

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Society and culture
Length:
17,228 words
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...( Gutierrez de Pineda 1975 ). Extramarital Sex Infidelity is an important element in a Colombian marriage (González 1998 ). Murillo ( 1993 ) found that there were three males for every one female who engaged in extramarital sexual relationships. Nadar and Palacio ( 1989 ) found the same results. Nadar and Palacio also found that 30% of separations were a result of infidelity. Findings indicate that there is a greater incidence of infidelity for men as the socioeconomic levels rise higher. For women, infidelity is more common at the upper-middle-class...

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