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Visual delights two : exhibition and reception /
edited by Vanessa Toulmin and Simon Popple.
imprint
Eastleigh, UK : John Libbey, 2005.
description
vi, 266 p. : ill.
ISBN
0861966570 (pbk.)
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imprint
Eastleigh, UK : John Libbey, 2005.
isbn
0861966570 (pbk.)
catalogue key
5650817
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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This is an international anthology of papers taken from the second 'Visual Delights' conference held at the University of Sheffield in 2002. It brings together a rich vein of material covering many aspects of popular and visual culture in the late Victorian and early Edwardian period.
Main Description
Explores visual culture in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Main Description
Visual Delights: II Audience and Reception is an international anthology of papers taken from the successful second Visual Delights conference held at the University of Sheffield in 2002. It brings together a rich vein of material covering many aspects of popular and visual culture in the late Victorian and early Edwardian period. Interdisciplinary in approach, it includes essays on nineteenth century circus performers, early cinema exhibition practice, 'penny dreadfuls', lantern culture, early colour experiments and popular photography. With essays from internationally renowned historians in the fields of early cinema, art history, performance, photography and theatre studies, it offers a wealth of significant new material and demonstrates a variety of approaches to this rich material. The book is lavishly illustrated with contemporary photographs, posters, magic lantern slides and engravings and provides a rich visual resource for the further study of nineteenth century visual culture and performance practice.
Main Description
Visual Delights II covers many aspects of popular and visual culture in the late Victorian and early Edwardian periods. Contributors consider topics as diverse as 19th-century circus performers, early cinema exhibition practice, "penny dreadfuls," lantern culture, early color experiments, and popular photography. Lavishly illustrated, this interdisciplinary book provides a rich visual resource for the further study of 19th-century visual culture and performance practice.
Table of Contents
Vision and touch, photography and women's popular culture in the nineteenth centuryp. 3
Joseph Burton Wallett (1835-1916) : the life of a travelling photographic artistp. 17
Cheap fiction, popular periodicals and early film dramas : some continuities and exchangesp. 32
Popular sensations : institutional modernity and The long strikep. 46
Trilby's community of sensationp. 60
Dead babies : representations of infant mortality before the First World Warp. 73
The neo-institutionalisation of cinema as a new mediump. 87
The May Irwin kiss : performance and the beginnings of cinemap. 96
'What the vicar saw' or 'the kiss in the park'p. 116
Viewing deadly targets for feminine identity : Alar, the human arrowp. 123
Early political film in Britainp. 135
Punch and the lantern slide industryp. 145
Skylights onto infinity ... : the world in a stereoscopep. 161
Optical recreations, transparencies, and the invention of the screenp. 175
Biologiska museet : a habitat panorama in late nineteenth-century Stockholmp. 194
The Brighton School and the quest for natural colourp. 205
The sensation of the century : Robert Paul and film exhibition in Brighton in 1896/97p. 219
Film and postcards - cross media symbiosis in early Bamforth filmsp. 236
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