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Trachtenberg, Alan

Works: 111 works in 416 publications in 2 languages and 16,376 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Photobooks  Exhibition, pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Consultant, Editor, Contributor, Other, Secretary, Author of introduction, wst, Collector, ed, Publishing director
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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 )

51 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 1,510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alan Trachtenberg presents a balanced 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. This is a brilliant, essential work on the origins of America's corporate culture and the formation of the American social fabric after the Civil War
Reading American photographs : images as history, Mathew Brady to Walker Evans by Alan Trachtenberg( Book )

28 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,327 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 )

30 editions published between 1964 and 2002 in English and Japanese and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documenting America, 1935-1943( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,074 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 1,032 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 )

14 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How bitterly ironic that this artist and social reformer, after devoting his life to working people, should end up as so many of his subjects did-- on a welfare line. Decades earlier, he had written: "For many years I have followed the procession of child workers winding through a thousand industrial communities from the canneries of Maine to the fields of Texas. I have heard their tragic stories, watched their cramped lives, and seen their fruitless struggles in the industrial game where the odds are all against them."Like Walt Whitman before him, Lewis Hine viewed his work and art as grounded in the fluid movements of everyday lives, of history, the present and the future, expressing with vividness and responsiveness the hope for America revived in a sense of great community, and democracy as a life of free and enriching communion
The tumultuous fifties : a view from the New York Times Photo Archives by New York Times Photo Archives( Book )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 974 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 held by 862 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 )

19 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The city: American experience by Alan Trachtenberg( Book )

10 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jerome Liebling photographs by Jerome Liebling( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 466 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 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W. Eugene Smith : photographs 1934-1975 by W. Eugene Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the most complete monograph on the work of W. Eugene Smith (1918-1978), one of the heroes of American photojournalism. Beginning in the 1930s, working for Newsweek and other magazines, and then as a war correspondent in the Pacific in 1943-45, he created poetic photo essays of enormous and lasting impact. Drawing from Smith's own photographic archives and including illuminating texts, this comprehensive volume features more than 350 superb duotone reproductions of both famous and never-before-published images
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
You have seen their faces by Erskine Caldwell( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the middle years of the Great Depression, Erskine Caldwell and photographer Margaret Bourke-White spent eighteen months traveling across the back roads of the Deep South - from South Carolina to Arkansas - to document the living conditions of the sharecropper. Their collaboration resulted in You Have Seen their Faces, a graphic portrayal of America's desperately poor rural underclass. First published in 1937, it is a classic comparable to Jacob Riis's How the Other Half Lives, and James Agee and Walker Evans's Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, which it preceded by more than three years."--Jacket
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 )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 225 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 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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

Alan Trachtenberg historiador estadounidense

トラクテンバーグ, アラン

トラクンバーグ, アラン

English (244)

Japanese (3)

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