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Consuming identities : visual culture in nineteenth-century San Francisco

Author
Lippert, Amy K. DeFalco, author.
Title
Consuming identities : visual culture in nineteenth-century San Francisco / Amy K. DeFalco Lippert.
Format
Book
Published
New York : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Description
xv, 400 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Library copy inscribed by author.
Contents
  • These lofty aspirants of fame : the making of the gold rush legend
  • Ten times better than a letter : gold rush photography
  • Base falsehoods and the genuine article : the visual economy of San Francisco
  • From the cradle to the grave : visualizing the life cycle
  • Visual desire : love, lust, and virtual reality
  • Awful magnificence : Infamy, mortality, and armchair spectacles
  • Celebrity culture and the gold rush metropolis.
Summary
"Consuming Identities restores the California gold rush to its rightful place as the first pivotal chapter in the American history of photography, and uncovers nineteenth-century San Francisco's position in the vanguard of modern visual culture"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject headings
Photography--California--San Francisco--History--19th century.
Kinsey subjects
Photography.
Art history.
Subject headings
San Francisco (Calif.)--History--19th century.
San Francisco (Calif.)--Social life and customs--19th century.
ISBN
9780190268978 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0190268972
9780190268985 (UPDF)
9780190268992 (epub)

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Kinsey Institute Library (by appointment only)
Call Number
779 L44 c6 2018
Location
Auxiliary Library Facility - Kinsey Institute