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The Resource The photographer and the president : Abraham Lincoln, Alexander Gardner, and the images that made a presidency, Richard S. Lowry

The photographer and the president : Abraham Lincoln, Alexander Gardner, and the images that made a presidency, Richard S. Lowry

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The photographer and the president : Abraham Lincoln, Alexander Gardner, and the images that made a presidency
Title
The photographer and the president
Title remainder
Abraham Lincoln, Alexander Gardner, and the images that made a presidency
Statement of responsibility
Richard S. Lowry
Title variation
Abraham Lincoln, Alexander Gardner, and the images that made a presidency
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A new angle on Lincoln and his legacy, exploring the rich and suggestive dialogue between art, image, and politics at the time of the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln was one of the most photographed figures of his century. Richard Lowry explores Lincolnђ́ةs association with Alexander Gardner, the man who would create the most memorable and ultimately iconic images of the president, both in his studio and on the battlefields of the Civil War. Lowryђ́ةs book is an accessible and lively narrative of this symbiotic relationship and an examination of the emerging role of the media at a moment of national transformation. Lincoln was an early adopter of photographic technology and visionary in how he used it--as FDR was with radio, JFK with television, and Obama with the Internet. By highlighting this very modern aspect of such a storied presidency, Lowry opens a new door on Lincolnђ́ةs relationship to politics and celebrity just as the mass culture of the image was taking root in America."--Publisher's website
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
HRF
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lowry, Richard S
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Gardner, Alexander
  • Presidents
  • Presidents
  • Photography
  • Photography
  • United States
Label
The photographer and the president : Abraham Lincoln, Alexander Gardner, and the images that made a presidency, Richard S. Lowry
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Included bibliographical references (pages 211-219) and index
Contents
Introduction -- 1861: the president-elect -- 1862: Antietam -- 1863: Gettysburg -- 1864: Washington D.C. -- 1865: ruins and memorials
Control code
sky274331177
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 242 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780847845415
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
The photographer and the president : Abraham Lincoln, Alexander Gardner, and the images that made a presidency, Richard S. Lowry
Publication
Bibliography note
Included bibliographical references (pages 211-219) and index
Contents
Introduction -- 1861: the president-elect -- 1862: Antietam -- 1863: Gettysburg -- 1864: Washington D.C. -- 1865: ruins and memorials
Control code
sky274331177
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 242 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780847845415
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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