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The burden of representation : essays on photographies and histories, John Tagg

Label
The burden of representation : essays on photographies and histories
Title
The burden of representation
Title remainder
essays on photographies and histories
Statement of responsibility
John Tagg
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Photographs are used as documents, records and evidence every day in courtrooms and hospitals, on passports and driving licences. But how did photographs come to be established and accepted, what sort of agencies and institutions have the power to enforce this status and, more generally, what concept of photographic representation is entailed and what are its consequences? In addressing such issues, John Tagg traces a previously unexamined history which has profound implications not only for the theory and practice of conventionally separated areas of amateur, professional, technical, documentary and art photography, but also for the understanding of the role of photography in processes of modern social regulation
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
770/.1
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TR183
LC item number
.T34 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The burden of representation : essays on photographies and histories, John Tagg
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 1988
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-236) and index
Contents
A democracy of the image: photographic portraiture and commodity production -- Evidence, truth and order: photographic records and the growth of the state -- A means of surveillance: the photograph as evidence of law -- A legal reality: the photograph as property in law -- God's sanitary law: slum clearance and photography in late nineteenth-century Leeds -- The currency of the photograph: New Deal reformism and documentary rhetoric -- Contacts/worksheets: notes on photography, history and representation
Control code
27974405
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 242 p.,
Isbn
9780816621323
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
93018589
Note
Library's copy 1 (Wittliff Gallery): Purchased, 1998. Paperbound.
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The burden of representation : essays on photographies and histories, John Tagg
Publication
Note
Originally published: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 1988
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-236) and index
Contents
A democracy of the image: photographic portraiture and commodity production -- Evidence, truth and order: photographic records and the growth of the state -- A means of surveillance: the photograph as evidence of law -- A legal reality: the photograph as property in law -- God's sanitary law: slum clearance and photography in late nineteenth-century Leeds -- The currency of the photograph: New Deal reformism and documentary rhetoric -- Contacts/worksheets: notes on photography, history and representation
Control code
27974405
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 242 p.,
Isbn
9780816621323
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
93018589
Note
Library's copy 1 (Wittliff Gallery): Purchased, 1998. Paperbound.
Other physical details
ill.

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