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Hales, Peter B. (Peter Bacon)

Works: 27 works in 85 publications in 2 languages and 3,650 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Archives  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Other, Editor
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Most widely held works about Peter B Hales
Most widely held works by Peter B Hales
Silver cities : the photography of American urbanization, 1839-1915 by Peter B Hales( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published in 1984 to widespread critical acclaim, Silver Cities rapidly became a classic in the history of photography and in the then-nascent field of visual culture studies. Now this vastly expanded edition of the original presents a lively interdisciplinary history of the first century of urban photography in America. Silver Cities envisions the transformation of American civilization via mass-produced and mass-disseminated photography of cities made between 1839 and the onset of World War II."--BOOK JACKET
Atomic spaces : living on the Manhattan Project by Peter B Hales( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DSU Title III 2007-2012
William Henry Jackson and the transformation of the American landscape by Peter B Hales( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outside the gates of Eden : the dream of America from Hiroshima to now by Peter B Hales( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exhilaration and anxiety, the yearning for community and the quest for identity: these shared, contradictory feelings course through Outside the Gates of Eden, Peter Bacon Hales's ambitious and intoxicating new history of America from the atomic age to the virtual age. Born under the shadow of the bomb, with little security but the cold comfort of duck-and-cover, the postwar generations lived through - and led - some of the most momentous changes in all of American history. Hales explores those decades through perceptive accounts of a succession of resonant moments, spaces, and artifacts of everyday life - drawing unexpected connections and tracing the intertwined undercurrents of promise and peril. From sharp analyses of newsreels of the first atomic bomb tests and the invention of a new ideal American life in Levittown; from the music emerging from the Brill Building and the Beach Boys, and a brilliant account of Bob Dylan's transformations; from the painful failures of communes and the breathtaking utopian potential of the early days of the digital age, Hales reveals a nation, and a dream, in transition, as a new generation began to make its mark on the world it was inheriting. Full of richly drawn set-pieces and countless stories of unforgettable moments, Outside the Gates of Eden is the most comprehensive account yet of the baby boomers, their parents, and their children, as seen through the places they built, the music and movies and shows they loved, and the battles they fought to define their nation, their culture, and their place in what remains a fragile and dangerous world. -- Publisher's website
The perfect city by Bob Thall( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Perfect City, photographer Bob Thall explores the changing downtown landscape of America's third-largest city - Chicago. In sixty-four duotone photographs, Thall provides a visual record of the changing architectural landscape of downtown Chicago between 1972 and 1991. Throughout, Thall's photographs stress the concept of change and the importance of architecture in shaping our notion of place. They examine the great public spaces, buildings, and streets that have always served at the heart and soul of city life, culture, and commerce. And they show how the city in which modern urban architecture began becomes a metaphor for urban change throughout America. In the essay accompanying the photographs Peter Bacon Hales examines the notion of the city as museum (especially for visitors from the suburbs and rural areas), highlights the successes and failures of urban renewal in downtown Chicago, and assesses the city's current character
A certain slant of light : the contemporary American landscape by Naomi Vine( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One city/two visions : San Francisco panoramas, 1878 and 1990 by Eadweard Muybridge( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Henry Jackson by Peter B Hales( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constructing the fair : platinum photographs by C.D. Arnold of the World's Columbian Exposition by Peter B Hales( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and German and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spectacle in the White City : the Chicago 1893 World's Fair by Stanley Appelbaum( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The likes of us : America in the eyes of the farm security administration by Stuart Cohen( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Housed at the Library of Congress, the archives of the Farm Security Administration constitute an essential visual record of American life from the late 1920s through the onset of the Second World War. Guided by the adroit hands and watchful eyes of the master photo editor Roy Stryker, the FSA archive includes the work of dozens of photographers, from acknowledged giants like Walker Evans, Ben Shahn, and Dorothea Lange to Marion Post Wolcott and Russell Lee, whose names and work may be less familiar." "This book collects work from nine of these trips - Evans in Louisana and Alabama, Shahn in West Virginia, Lange in California, and others - uniting them with Stryker's shooting scripts, letters, and other relevant archival documents. What emerges, beyond the images themselves, is a complex and vital overview of the FSA at work, not just the work, but how the work evolved and matured under Stryker's guidance. Appropriately, the book concludes with photographs of New Orleans, the only city photographed in depth by the FSA artists."--Jacket
Contemporary American landscapes : interpenetrations of the virtual and the physical by Peter B Hales( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Levittown : Documents of an ideal American suburb by Peter B Hales( )

2 editions published in 2002 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Web site created by Peter Hales of the Art History Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Explores the social, cultural, and visual history of Levittown, which was seminal to the development of suburban living in the United States after WW II. Offers brief overview of the way houses were designed and constructed, along with the layout and facilities available in this early suburban community. Provides photographs donated by former Levittown residents to help convey a historical perspective
Cities in silver : American urban photography, 1839-1915 by Peter B Hales( )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1920, the United States census officially declared that the previous decade had made America a nation of cities and city dwellers. That announcement culminated a process of urbanization which had been accelerating since before the American Revolution. Yet the mathematically verifiable facts of population growth and shift masked a more general cultural process by which the mythos of America's fundamentally agrarian nature gave way to a new self-conception. This study examines that transformation of American culture, by looking at one of the most pervasive and potent vehicles of that change -- the mass produced and mass-disseminated urban photography made during the years between the introduction of the medium in 1839, and 1915, the approximate date of America's irrevocable urbanization. Between 1839 and 1915, many photographers took the city as their subject. Silent about their craft, operating in a time when the photographer was an invisible and effectively status-less professional, these men and women --directly or indirectly-- defined and ordered their contemporaries' understanding of the urban environment, its perils and potentials. Their vision of the city became the heritage of modern America. The contribution of photographers to the evolution of urban America has yet to be fully explored or analyzed. Their influence has come under scrutiny only rarely. Yet like their predecessors, the mapmakers of the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, they served crucial functions for their time and culture. Offering not simply facts but information, they were cultural messengers. Their messages both reflected and defined how Americans saw their cities. More importantly, they assisted in the process by which American culture adjusted to its urbanization"--Leaves 2-3
Diane Arbus : an American career by Peter B Hales( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

William Henry Jackson and the transformation of American landscape, 1843-1942 by Peter B Hales( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Constructing the fair, platinum photographs C.D Arnold of the world's Columbian exposition : May 1 to July 5, 1993, The Art Institute of Chicago by Peter B Hales( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Changing Chicago photodocumentary archive( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Works by the following photographers are included in the collection: Tom Arndt, David Avison, Dick Blau, Jay Boersma, Patty Carroll, Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman, Kathleen Collins, Kerry Coppin, Susan Crocker, David Dapogny, Lloyd DeGrane, Meg Gerken, Ron Gordon, Peter Hales, Tom Harney, Tom Hocker, Jim Iska, Angela Kelly, John Kimmich, Jay King, Rhondal McKinney, Stephen Marc, James Newberry, Antonio Perez, Tom Petrillo, Russell B. Phillips, Melissa Ann Pinney, Marc PoKempner, Bob Thall, Jay Wolke, and Richard Younker
Surveying the Field : Artists Make Art History by Peter B Hales( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Atomic spaces : living on the Manhattan Project
Atomic spaces : living on the Manhattan ProjectSpectacle in the White City : the Chicago 1893 World's FairThe likes of us : America in the eyes of the farm security administration
Alternative Names
Bacon Hales, Peter 1950-

Hales, Peter 1950-

Hales, Peter B.

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Hales, Peter Bacon

Hales, Peter Bacon 1950-

Peter Bacon Hales American historian, professor, musician, and photographer

Peter Bacon Hales Amerikaans historicus (1950-2014)

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