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Techniques of the Observer: On Vision and Modernity in the 19th Century (October Books)

 
 
 
 
Techniques of the Observer: On Vision and Modernity in the 19th Century (October Books)
Author: Jonathan Crary
ISBN 13: 9780262531078
ISBN 10: 262531070
Edition: Reprint edition
Publisher: The MIT Press
Publication Date: 1992-02-25
Format: Paperback
Pages: 183
List Price: $26.95
 
 

dramatically new perspective on the visual culture of the nineteenth century, reassessing problems of both visual modernism and social modernity

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Crary (art history, Bernard College and Columbia U.) outlines a genealogy of vision that challenges some standard assumptions about the history of film, photography, and modernist art. He argues against a continuity of Renaissance traditions, and for an abrupt break from classical models early in the 19th century. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)