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Title

  • Thomas Annan of Glasgow : pioneer of the documentary photograph

Summary

  • "In the wake of Glasgow's transformation in the nineteenth-century into an industrial powerhouse -- the "Second City of the Empire"--A substantial part of the old town of Adam Smith degenerated into an overcrowded and disease-ridden slum. The Old Closes and Streets of Glasgow, Thomas Annan's photographic record of this central section of the city prior to its demolition in accordance with the City of Glasgow Improvements Act of 1866, is widely recognized as a classic of nineteenth-century documentary photography. Annan's achievement as a photographer of paintings, portraits and landscapes is less widely known. Thomas Annan of Glasgow: Pioneer of the Documentary Photograph offers a handy, comprehensive and copiously illustrated overview of the full range of the photographer's work. The book opens with a brief account of the immediate context of Annan's career as a photographer: the astonishing florescence of photography in Victorian Scotland. Successive chapters deal with each of the main fields of his activity, touching along the way on issues such as the nineteenth-century debate over the status of photography -- a mechanical practice or an artistic one? -- and the still ongoing controversies surrounding the documentary photograph in particular. While the text itself is intended for the general reader, extensive endnotes amplify particular themes and offer guidance to readers interested in pursuing them further."--Publisher's website.

Names

  • Gossman, Lionel, author

Created / Published

  • Cambridge, UK : Open Book Publishers, 2015.

Contents

  • Prefatory Note and Acknowledgments -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Paintings -- 3. Portraits -- 4. Landscapes -- 5. The Built Environment -- 6. The Old Closes and Streets of Glasgow -- 7. Epilogue -- Endnotes -- List of Illustrations -- Index of Names.

Headings

  • -  Annan, Thomas,--1829-1887.--Photographs of old closes, streets, &c., taken 1868-1877
  • -  Documentary photography--Scotland--Glasgow--History
  • -  Photographers--Scotland--History
  • -  Photography--Scotland--Glasgow--History
  • -  Streets--Scotland--Glasgow--Pictorial works
  • -  Glasgow (Scotland)--History--Pictorial works

Genre

  • Electronic books

Notes

  • -  Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • -  Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on March 26, 2020).

Medium

  • 1 online resource (x, 179 pages) : color illustrations

Call Number/Physical Location

  • TR820.5

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2019452883

Reproduction Number

  • 22573/ctt15k9s4d

Rights Advisory

Access Advisory

  • Unrestricted online access

Online Format

  • image
  • pdf

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Chicago citation style:

Gossman, Lionel, Author. Thomas Annan of Glasgow: pioneer of the documentary photograph. Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2015. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2019452883/.

APA citation style:

Gossman, L. (2015) Thomas Annan of Glasgow: pioneer of the documentary photograph. Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2019452883/.

MLA citation style:

Gossman, Lionel, Author. Thomas Annan of Glasgow: pioneer of the documentary photograph. Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2015. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2019452883/>.