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Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Philosophy
Length:
15,606 words
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1

To analyze the history, technology, and aesthetics of photography, this entry comprises five essays: An Overview Daguerreotype Photography and Technology ...

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Encyclopedia of Semiotics

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Language reference, Linguistics
Length:
1,204 words

The semiotic status of photographs has been one of the most disputed topics since Charles Sanders Peirce diversely characterized them ...

Photography, Ship

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Military History
Length:
2,309 words
Illustration(s):
1

When Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre (1787–1851) announced his invention of the daguerreotype in Paris, France, in 1839, the ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
13,125 words
Illustration(s):
6

[To treat the uses of photography, its features, and its objectives and techniques in archaeological work, this entry comprises ...

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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
110 words

The invention of photography has given rise to a number of Halakhic problems (see HALAKHAH). Can a photograph ...

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
1,289 words
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1

Announced in 1839 by Louis Daguerre, photography has been central to the development of a modernity characterized by the ...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
11,408 words
Illustration(s):
2

Term used to describe the technique of producing an image by the action of light on a chemically prepared material. ...

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
6,510 words

Although still photography is powerless to preserve the most important element of dancing—continuity of movement—it can summon up the mood ...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Religion
Length:
2,935 words

[Arab. taṣwīr, fūtūgrāfiyā; Ottoman Turk. taṣwīr; Mod. Turk. fotoğrafçilik; Pers. ῾akkāsī, fūtūghirāfī). ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
3,823 words

“Photography is a mediation between that moment we can control, when an image is made, and those beyond our control, ...

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
1,832 words

Concepts of peace produce mental images. For some, peace may be a child at play; for others, it is the ...

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The Oxford Companion to the Body

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
1,295 words

When photography was announced to the world in 1839, almost immediately three relationships to the body were established. The ...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
3,488 words
Illustration(s):
2

Term used to describe the mechanical process used to produce images on chemically prepared surfaces by action of light. The ...

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The Oxford Companion to Canadian History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1,904 words

Modern Canada developed within the photographic era. From the union of the Canadas onward, photography grew from a curiosity to ...

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The Oxford Companion to Australian History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
875 words

often captured a moment in the process of colonisation. It recorded oppositions—between civilisation and wilderness, coloniser and colonised. The invention ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
81 words

Photography was invented independently in France and England in the first half of the 19th century. Photographs become a major ...

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The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
216 words

Although Italy was not involved in its invention, Italian photography flourished in the later 19th c. with commercial studios specializing ...

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The Oxford Companion to Military History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004

The modern image of war begins with war photography. The first known photograph had been taken in 1826 but it ...

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The Oxford Companion to Scottish History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1,134 words

There is a good case to be made for the proposition that the greatest contribution that Scotland has made to ...

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The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
808 words

was pioneered in Ireland by a Belfast engraver, Francis Beatty, who announced in the Northern Whig on 6 August ...

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