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7104 -- ZIEHE, IRENE & ULRICH HÜGELE (Eds.)

Fotos "schön und nützlich zugleich" Das Objekt Fotografie
(Visuelle Kultur. Studien und Materialien 2)
Berlin: Lit Verlag 2006
281 pp., Euro 19.90; ISBN 3-8258-8663-8
Keywords: photography, museums and photography, functions of photography, uses of photography, documentation (photography)

Photographs "beautiful, and simultaneously useful" The object of photography
The 18 papers of this book discuss photography as a medium of remembering, recollection, and museal exhibition and the changes this medium has undergone since its beginnings in the 19th century. The papers originate in a meeting, convened by Vienna museums and folklorists, in 2004. Topics include: documenting Vienna architecture around 1900, children"s photography, photographs as objects, representing Dresden on postcards, the provenience of some old photographs, accounts of famous photographers, museal collections of photographs, archival aspects, private photographs, exchanging photographs, and color slides.

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