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Trachtenberg, Alan

Overview
Works: 107 works in 391 publications in 2 languages and 15,471 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Biography‡vPictorial works  Exhibition, pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Consultant, Editor, Contributor, Other, Secretary, Author of introduction, ed, Collector, Publishing director
Classifications: E169.1, 779.0924
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Most widely held works about Alan Trachtenberg
 
Most widely held works by Alan Trachtenberg
The incorporation of America : culture and society in the gilded age by Alan Trachtenberg( Book )

48 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and held by 1,504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the expansion of capitalist power in the last third of the nineteenth century and the cultural changes it brought in its wake. In America's westward expansion, labor unrest, newly powerful cities, and newly mechanized industries, the ideals and ideas by which Americans lived were reshaped and American society became more structured, with an entrenched middle class and a powerful business elite
Reading American photographs : images as history, Mathew Brady to Walker Evans by Alan Trachtenberg( Book )

31 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considers five documentary sequences or narratives: the antebellum portraits of Mathew Brady and others; the Civil War albums of Alexander Gardner, George Barnard and A.J. Russell; the Western survey and landscape photographs of Timothy O'Sullivan, A.J. Russell, and Carleton Watkins; and social photographs and texts by Alfred Stieglitz and Lewis Hine; as well as documentaries inspired by the Depression, esp. Walker Evans's American Photographs
Brooklyn Bridge, fact and symbol by Alan Trachtenberg( Book )

29 editions published between 1964 and 2002 in English and Japanese and held by 1,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documenting America, 1935-1943( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hart Crane : a collection of critical essays by Alan Trachtenberg( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photography in nineteenth-century America by Amon Carter Museum of Western Art( Book )

12 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse: Contributions de Barbara MacAndless, Keith F. Davis, Peter Bacon Hales, Sarah Greenhough
America & Lewis Hine : photographs 1904-1940 : [exhibition] by Lewis Wickes Hine( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prospectus (1 folded sheet) includes photoreproductions of Breaker boys, South Pittston, Pennsylvania, 1911; Power house mechanic, 1925, Looking for lost baggage, Ellis Island, 1905; Icarus, Empire State Building, New York City, 1930-1931. Reviews ([2] leaves), dated 1985, are from Library Journal, Booklist, Landers Film Reviews, School Library Journal, Choice and Variety
The tumultuous fifties : a view from the New York Times Photo Archives by New York Times Photo Archives( Book )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two hundred black and white photographs from the New York Times photo archives chronicle the 1950s in all its aspects. The book coincides with an exhibition visiting ten sites between 2002 and 2004
Shades of Hiawatha : staging Indians, making Americans: 1880-1930 by Alan Trachtenberg( Book )

9 editions published between 1930 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A century ago, it was U.S. government policy to sever the tribal allegiances of Native Americans, limit their ancient liberties, and coercively prepare them for citizenship. At the same time, millions of new immigrants from Asia and Europe sought freedom in America by means of that same citizenship. In this work, Alan Trachtenberg argues that the two developments were, inevitably, juxtaposed in myriad ways: Indians and immigrants together preoccupied the public imagination, and together changed the idea of what it meant to be American."--Jacket
Classic essays on photography( Book )

18 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democratic vistas: 1860-1880 by Alan Trachtenberg( Book )

7 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The city: American experience by Alan Trachtenberg( Book )

10 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jerome Liebling photographs by Jerome Liebling( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distinctly American : the photography of Wright Morris by Wright Morris( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln's smile and other enigmas by Alan Trachtenberg( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With matchless authority, Trachtenberg moves from the daguerreotypes that entranced Americans from the start (and that Hawthorne made much of in The House of Seven Gables) to literary texts of which he is a peerless interpreter: Howell's novels, Horatio Alger's stories, Huckleberry Finn, the cityscapes of Walt Whitman and Stephen Crane. In his exploration of the ways that nineteenth-and early-twentieth-century writers tried to make sense of the modern American city he also addresses subjects as diverse as Louis Sullivan's Auditorium Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the early works of Lewis Mumford. The celebrated author of Reading American Photographs concludes his important new book with "readings" not only of the photographs of Walker Evans, Wright Morris, and Eugene Smith, but of the city images of film noir
Jerome Liebling : the Minnesota photographs, 1949-1969 by Jerome Liebling( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American daguerreotypes : from the Matthew R. Isenburg collection by Richard S Field( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critics of culture : literature and society in the early twentieth century( Book )

6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multiple exposure : the group portrait in photography by Leslie Tonkonow( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Original Disfarmer photographs by Mike Disfarmer( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher Marketing: Last year, as The New York Times has reported, a young couple from Heber Springs, Arkansas offered a collector 50 family photographs, unassuming black-and-white studio portraits dating from the mid-twentieth century. That quiet sale, which raised the possibility that there were other vintage prints of Mike Disfarmers work in area family albums, set off a competitive buying frenzy that had collectors going door to door through rural Arkansas, spending more than a million dollars on several thousand prints. Disfarmers work had originally been discovered in crates of glass-plate negatives, found by the speculator who purchased his estate. It was brought to light decades later in a series of books and exhibitions that set off consistent, continuing critical acclaim, but known only in posthumous reprints. Original Disfarmer Photographs is the first publication to present these vintage prints, made by Disfarmers own hand at the time the pictures were taken--at once family mementos and the original work of one of Americas greatest portraitists. Disfarmer spent half a century making studio portraits at pennies a picture to satisfy his rural clients, and creating a style of portraiture all his own. As one subject describes its genesis, There wasn't much of a greeting when you walked in, I'll tell you that. Instead of telling you to smile, he just took the picture. No cheese or anything
 
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The incorporation of America : culture and society in the gilded age
Alternative Names
Alan Trachtenberg American historian

Alan Trachtenberg Amerikaans historicus

トラクテンバーグ, アラン

トラクンバーグ, アラン

Languages
English (240)

Japanese (6)

Covers
Reading American photographs : images as history, Mathew Brady to Walker EvansBrooklyn Bridge, fact and symbolDocumenting America, 1935-1943Photography in nineteenth-century AmericaAmerica & Lewis Hine : photographs 1904-1940 : [exhibition]The tumultuous fifties : a view from the New York Times Photo ArchivesShades of Hiawatha : staging Indians, making Americans: 1880-1930Classic essays on photography