Doctored: The Medicine of Photography in Nineteenth-Century America (2020)

Doctored: The Medicine of Photography in Nineteenth-Century America Tanya Sheehan Doctored The Medicine of Photography in Nineteenth Century America In Doctored Tanya Sheehan takes a new look at the relationship between photography and medicine in American culture from the nineteenth century to the present Sheehan focuses on Civil War and postbel
  • Title: Doctored: The Medicine of Photography in Nineteenth-Century America
  • Author: Tanya Sheehan
  • ISBN: 9780271037929
  • Page: 483
  • Format: Hardcover
Doctored: The Medicine of Photography in Nineteenth-Century America Tanya Sheehan In Doctored, Tanya Sheehan takes a new look at the relationship between photography and medicine in American culture from the nineteenth century to the present Sheehan focuses on Civil War and postbellum Philadelphia, exploring the ways in which medical models and metaphors helped strengthen the professional legitimacy of the city s commercial photographic community at aIn Doctored, Tanya Sheehan takes a new look at the relationship between photography and medicine in American culture from the nineteenth century to the present Sheehan focuses on Civil War and postbellum Philadelphia, exploring the ways in which medical models and metaphors helped strengthen the professional legitimacy of the city s commercial photographic community at a time when it was not well established By reading the trade literature and material practices of portrait photography and medicine in relation to one another, she shows how their interaction defined the space of the urban portrait studio as well as the physical and social effects of studio operations Integrating the methods of social art history, science studies, and media studies, Doctored reveals important connections between the professionalization of American photographers and the construction of photography s cultural identity.
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  1. Gyewon

    Very looking forward to this book since I attended the author s presentation Intro is great and thought provoking, and chapter 3 and 4 are my favorites The book uncovers photography s medical roots, through extensive archival research of the commercial portraiture in the Philadelphia area The author expanded her historical and theoretical inquiries to the question of race, nationality and faciality The discourse of rehabilitation was the main locus where photography, medicine and the body inters [...]

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