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Barnaby, Alice

Works: 6 works in 20 publications in 1 language and 170 library holdings
Genres: History  Academic theses 
Roles: Author
Classifications: TK4188, 621.3229
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alice Barnaby
Light touches : cultural practices of illumination, 1800-1900 by Alice Barnaby( )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2020 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Light Touches: Cultural Practices of Illumination, 1800-1900' explores how urban lives in the nineteenth century were increasingly touched by innovations in the technologies and aesthetics of illumination. Dramatic changes in qualities of light - and darkness - became acutely palpable to the human sensorium; using, seeing, feeling, and being in light were now matters of intense personal and cultural concern. Light gave meaningful vitality to the period's material culture, and light itself became something to be perceptually consumed. Over the course of six chapters Alice Barnaby traces how light was used in amateur artistic pastimes, interior design and clothing fashions, spectacular public amusements, volatile street demonstrations, and art gallery designs. From these previously unexplored examples a more complex history of light in the period emerges. Society's fascination with illumination, its desire to work with it and make meaning from it gave rise to a distinctly new set of cultural practices. Through these practices unexpected discoveries about the modern world were revealed. Light proved to be instrumental in everyday acts of experimentation and imaginative enquiry. 0Barnaby offers an intervention into the dominant scholarly narrative of the nineteenth century which traditionally reads modernity as synonymous with the formation of a spectacular, disembodied visuality. 'Light Touches', in contrast, returns vision to the body and foregrounds the actively felt - as well as seen - sensation of light. In coming to understand these cultural practices of illumination, the book reconsiders many assumptions about nineteenth-century modernity
Cities of light : two centuries of urban illumination by Sandy Isenstadt( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cities of Light is the first global overview of modern urban illumination, a development that allows human wakefulness to colonize the night, doubling the hours available for purposeful and industrious activities. Urban lighting is undergoing a revolution due to recent developments in lighting technology, and increased focus on sustainability and human-scaled environments. Cities of Light is expansive in coverage, spanning two centuries and touching on developments on six continents, without diluting its central focus on architectural and urban lighting. Covering history, geography, theory, and speculation in urban lighting, readers will have numerous points of entry into the book, finding it easy to navigate for a quick reference and or a coherent narrative if read straight through. With chapters written by respected scholars and highly-regarded contemporary practitioners, this book will delight students and practitioners of architectural and urban history, area and cultural studies, and lighting design professionals and the institutional and municipal authorities they serve. At a moment when the entire world is being reshaped by new lighting technologies and new design attitudes, the longer history of urban lighting remains fragmentary. Cities of Light aims to provide a global framework for historical studies of urban lighting and to offer a new perspective on the fast-moving developments of lighting today."--Publisher's website
Light touches : Cultural practices of illumination, London 1780-1840 by Alice Barnaby( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Light Touches by Alice Barnaby( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Surface recognition : light and reflection in mid-nineteenth-century drawing rooms by Alice Barnaby( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A pointless pastime? : early nineteenth-century pin-prick imagery by Alice Barnaby( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.64 (from 0.63 for Light touc ... to 0.97 for Light Touc ...)

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