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The Resource Eadweard Muybridge and the photographic panorama of San Francisco, 1850-1880, David Harris, with Eric Sandweiss

Eadweard Muybridge and the photographic panorama of San Francisco, 1850-1880, David Harris, with Eric Sandweiss

Label
Eadweard Muybridge and the photographic panorama of San Francisco, 1850-1880
Title
Eadweard Muybridge and the photographic panorama of San Francisco, 1850-1880
Statement of responsibility
David Harris, with Eric Sandweiss
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In 1990 the Canadian Centre for Architecture acquired a copy of Eadweard Muybridge's rare mammoth-plate "Panorama of San Francisco from California Street Hill." Made in 1878 from the top of the Mark Hopkins mansion, this 360-degree photograph of the city, over five metres in length, was not only a remarkable technical achievement but a high point in the history of city view-making
  • Eadweard Muybridge and the Photographic Panorama of San Francisco, 1850-1880 is the first work to study Muybridge's panorama in depth, providing a context in which to situate and appreciate his achievement. By examining the panoramas of San Francisco made from Nob Hill by Muybridge as well as George Fardon, Charles L. Weed, and Carleton Watkins, this publication brings to light the complex aims and unique qualities of these objects, revealing as well the vital nature of the city that was their subject
  • David Harris, curator of the exhibition which this publication accompanies, examines in his essay the photographer's role in creating and imposing an aesthetic order upon the apparent haphazardness of the city, concentrating upon the technical and conceptual issues involved in making panoramas as well as the social and promotional uses which they served
  • In another essay Eric Sandweiss examines the rhetoric of "destiny" in the remarkable history of San Francisco, one of the world's most rapidly formed great cities. Was San Francisco truly "inevitable"? Sandweiss explores the question by examining cultural settlement patterns and the influence of topography, money, and status. A fully illustrated catalogue provides complete documentation of all the objects treated
  • Great care has been taken in the reproduction of all the panoramas, so as to preserve as much as possible the intent behind them, often lost when reproduced piecemeal or on separate pages. Until now, very few have ever been adequately reproduced, owing to the complexities of presenting in book form panoramas of such detail and length
  • This is the first work to attempt this systematically, and to make possible a comparison of all the major creations in this thirty-year history of San Francisco's photographic panoramas, a period of the rise of a city and photography alike
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
979.4/61
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • F869.S343
  • TR647
LC item number
  • H37 1993
  • .M98 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
Label
Eadweard Muybridge and the photographic panorama of San Francisco, 1850-1880, David Harris, with Eric Sandweiss
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Catalog of an exhibition held at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal, from March 31 to July 25, 1993
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 131)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Claiming the Urban Landscape: The Improbable Rise of an Inevitable City
  • Eric Sandweiss
  • Eadweard Muybridge and the Photographic Panorama of San Francisco, 1850-1880
  • David Harris
  • Catalogue
  • David Harris and Eric Sandweiss
Dimensions
26 x 31 cm
Extent
135 pages
Isbn
9780920785393
Lccn
93184269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Photo-illustrated wrappers. Purchase, WOR
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29391038
  • ucoclc29391038
Label
Eadweard Muybridge and the photographic panorama of San Francisco, 1850-1880, David Harris, with Eric Sandweiss
Publication
Note
Catalog of an exhibition held at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal, from March 31 to July 25, 1993
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 131)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Claiming the Urban Landscape: The Improbable Rise of an Inevitable City
  • Eric Sandweiss
  • Eadweard Muybridge and the Photographic Panorama of San Francisco, 1850-1880
  • David Harris
  • Catalogue
  • David Harris and Eric Sandweiss
Dimensions
26 x 31 cm
Extent
135 pages
Isbn
9780920785393
Lccn
93184269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Photo-illustrated wrappers. Purchase, WOR
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29391038
  • ucoclc29391038

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