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eBook Parisian Views ePub

by Shelley Rice

  • ISBN: 0262181843
  • Category: Photography and Video
  • Subcategory: Photo and Art
  • Author: Shelley Rice
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Mit Pr (October 1, 1997)
  • Pages: 267
  • ePub book: 1658 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1468 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
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Shelley Rice's superb PARISIAN VIEWS is a stimulating collection of essays on aspects of 19th century photography in Paris, especially during that period of time in which Baron Haussmann was in charge of gutting medieval Paris and rebuilding it as the city we know today

Shelley Rice's superb PARISIAN VIEWS is a stimulating collection of essays on aspects of 19th century photography in Paris, especially during that period of time in which Baron Haussmann was in charge of gutting medieval Paris and rebuilding it as the city we know today. Like a flaneur, the essays range almost randomly over a host of subjects, overlapping to a great deal in the end, but not having a particular or central thesis that permeates them all.

During the Second Empire (1852-1870), Baron Haussmann and Emperor Napoleon. Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

In Parisian Views, Shelley Rice explores not only the literal connections between photography and the transformation . This is a fascinating book on a topic that, astonishingly, has received little treatment, and certainly not at all in the broad cultural context that Rice proposes.

In Parisian Views, Shelley Rice explores not only the literal connections between photography and the transformation of Paris but also the metaphorical ones. For like Haussmann and Napoleon III, the photographers forged a new visual image of the city. Rice has written here photographic history, art history, urban history, social history, psycho-history. But after all, that's what many of us have been trying to write for a long time.

Publisher's Description. The reconstruction of Paris during the Second Empire-the widening of its boulevards, the demolishion of its slums-in many ways marked the eginning of the modern era. Shelly Rice's fascinating study explores the ways in which photography recorded and influenced the changes in Paris, through the officially commisioned work of Marville, Le Secq, Baldus, and Le Gray, among others. An important text about the most photographed city in the world.

Shelley Rice is an Arts Professor in the Department of Photography .

Shelley Rice is an Arts Professor in the Department of Photography & Imaging at Tisch School of the Arts. She is the author of Parisian Views (MIT Press, 1997; shortlisted for the Kraszna-Krausz Award, 1999); Inverted Odysseys: Claude Cahun, Maya Deren, Cindy Sherman (MIT Press, 1999), Xing Danwen (Prestel: 2015) and the major essayist of The Book of 101 Books (2001).

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During the Second Empire (1852-1870), Baron Haussmann and Emperor Napoleon III reconstructed Paris into the "City of Light". The government and other public institutions commissioned many photographers - among them Charles Marville, Henri Le Secq, Edouard-Denis Baldus, and Gustav Le Gray - to record the old Parisian architecture and to document the demolition and reconstruction. Shelly Rice explores not only the literal connections between photography and the transformation of Paris but also the metaphorical ones. All of the essays revolve around a central theme - the creation of modern urban space, in both two and three demensions, and the impact of this space on the lives of those who walked the streets of the 19th century.

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Leyl Leyl
Historical wonder.
Tejar Tejar
Shelley Rice's superb PARISIAN VIEWS is a stimulating collection of essays on aspects of 19th century photography in Paris, especially during that period of time in which Baron Haussmann was in charge of gutting medieval Paris and rebuilding it as the city we know today. Like a flaneur, the essays range almost randomly over a host of subjects, overlapping to a great deal in the end, but not having a particular or central thesis that permeates them all.
The photographs themselves are both beautiful and profoundly disconcerting. I found myself looking at particular photographs for extended periods of time. One in particular that troubled me was an 1838 photograph by Daguerre of the Boulevard du Temple, one of the first ever made. Because of the long exposure time, despite the boulevard's being an extremely busy street, only a single individual is visible, and he only because he was standing at a boot black to have his boots polished. Otherwise, we see an eerily deserted street, devoid of people. One of the earliest photographic images of a human being in history, if not the earliest, and the man himself was utterly unaware of his historic moment. Many of the photographs in the book inspire reflections along these lines.
Rice's book should be of interest to individuals interested in a variety of subjects: history, the development of photography, art, city planning, and cultural criticism, to name but a few. The focus of the book is not narrowly restricted to any one subject, as the wide-ranging bibliography will demonstrate.
A book that makes a perfect companion volume is the one that Rice credits with inspiring the initial work on this book: Marshall Berman's ALL THAT IS SOLID MELTS INTO AIR, which traces developments in modernism in the past two centuries. All his chapters are exciting and riveting, but one of the finest is the one on Haussmannization, both in Paris and elsewhere, in places like New York with the work of Robert Moses. In addition to Berman, the ghosts of Baudelaire and Walter Benjamin hover over many of the pages in the book.
Jozrone Jozrone
This book begins with the first photograph ever taken, in 1838, in Paris, which co-incides with the beginning of Paris' physical modernisation (under Hausmann in the 1850's). Two parallel tracks: of the development of photography and how that influenced our *viewing* of the physical world; of the development of urban-planned and -modernised Paris and how that influenced our viewing of a city. Both developments began with a difinitive demarcation from the past. I can't remember if I've ever read a *scholarly* anlysis that has been so *lively* and immediate.