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Author Hamilton, Peter, 1947-

Title The beautiful and the damned : the creation of identity in nineteenth century photography / Peter Hamilton, Roger Hargreaves
Published Aldershot, Hampshire, [England] ; Burlington, VT : Lund Humphries, 2001


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Description 121 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents I. The Beautiful and the Damned -- Social order and social classification -- II. Putting Faces to the Names: Social and Celebrity Portrait Photography -- The social context of photography -- Portraits and biographies -- The business of the studio -- The age of collodion -- The vogue for the carte de visite -- The damned -- III. Policing the Face -- Introduction -- Exploring the body and the mind: physiognomy, psychology and psychiatry -- Exploring the face: anthropology -- Exploring the face: criminology and the degenerate -- Conclusion -- IV. Conclusion: Template for a New Order?
Summary "The Beautiful and the Damned looks for the first time at the broad social and cultural context for the development of portrait photography in the nineteenth century, showing how social and celebrity portraiture on the one hand, and scientific photography on the other, were different facets of the nineteenth-century fascination with classification and ordering." "Between 1860 and 1900, editions of celebrity portraits, as well as the vogue for the carte de visite, fuelled the fashion for collecting and classifying photographs of the face. In an age of rapid industrialisation and the growth of the middle classes, the carte de visite became a means of conferring social status, and family albums - which often incorporated photographs of royalty and public figures - were used to position family members within society at large."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Published on the occasion of the exhibition held at the National Portrait Gallery, 6 June-7 October, 2001
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 116-117) and index
Notes Purchase funds generously donated by Shashi B. Dewan and Janet E. Dewan (2010)
Subject Portrait photography -- History -- 19th century.
Portrait photography -- History -- 19th century -- Exhibitions.
Photography -- History -- 19th century -- Exhibitions.
Photography -- Scientific applications -- History -- 19th century -- Exhibitions.
Carte de visite photographs -- Exhibitions.
Celebrities -- 19th century -- Portraits -- History -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Exhibition catalogs.
Author Hargreaves, Roger, 1959-
National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain)
LC no. 2001088090
ISBN 0853318212
1855143097 paperback
Other Titles Beautiful and the damned : the creation of identity in 19th century phorography