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"“An American Sun Shines Brighter;” or, Photography Was (Not) Invented in the United States"

By François Brunet

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International audienceThis essay revisits two “constitutive antagonisms” of photography. The first one is the widespread narrative that pits the European invention of photography against the formidable development of the medium in the US. The second antagonism, revolving around the “idea of photography,” concerns the relationship between science and technology, or idea and practice

Topics: Photography history, Robert Taft, United States history, [ SHS.ART ] Humanities and Social Sciences/Art and art history, [ SHS.HIST ] Humanities and Social Sciences/History, [ SHS.MUSEO ] Humanities and Social Sciences/Cultural heritage and museology
Publisher: Routledge
Year: 2014
OAI identifier: oai:HAL:hal-01378198v1
Provided by: Hal-Diderot
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