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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 ...

Barthes, Roland

Barthes, Roland   Reference library

Mary Bittner Wiseman and Margaret Olin

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Philosophy
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7,126 words

... December 1978 to March 1979 . There were thirteen of them, each followed on the same day by seminars on “The Metaphor of the Labyrinth” led by guest speakers. The second set, “The Work as Will,” was to have been followed after its completion by seminars on photographs by Paul Nadar and archival material on Proust. But death intervened after the eleventh lecture on 23 February 1980 . Barthes was hit by a laundry truck as he was leaving the College de France on 25 February and died on 26 March. It is stunningly and achingly apt that Barthes should have died ...

Dance

Dance   Reference library

Francis Sparshott, Graham McFee, Mark Franko, Mark Franko, Erin Brannigan, and André Lepecki

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Philosophy
Length:
20,754 words

...that has been largely overlooked in disciplinary accounts of dance studies is that with visual culture ( Soussloff and Franko, 2002 ). The analysis of twentieth-century dance relies on both live performance and traces of historical performance surviving in visual media. Nadar first photographed a dancer posed in costume in 1880 , and Edgar Degas photographed ballerinas in 1895 ( Betz, 2001 ). Betz attributes the first attempts to capture dance movement photographically, however, to Hugo Erfurth, who photographed Sent M’ahesa and Berta and Else...

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