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Hales, Peter B. (Peter Bacon)

Works: 27 works in 83 publications in 2 languages and 3,644 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Photographs  Archives  Portraits  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 943 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 684 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 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 264 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
A certain slant of light : the contemporary American landscape by Naomi Vine( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 193 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 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Henry Jackson by Peter B Hales( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 137 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 111 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

Changing Chicago project photographs by Peter Bacon Hales by Peter B Hales( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Documentary photographs of people attending a variety of society events such as balls, benefits and galas. Includes coverage of the Alzheimer's Benefit Ball and the Presentation Ball at the Chicago Hilton; Black Creativity Ball and Columbian Ball at the Museum of Science and Industry; Crystal Ball Benefit at McCormick Place; Heart Ball and Midwinter Ball at the Drake Hotel; Preservation Ball at the Auditorium Theater; Tiffany Ball at the Field Museum of Natural History; Chicago Historical Society gala reopening; Remains Theater benefit; event celebrating Chicago Symphony Orchestra conductor Sir George Solti's birthday; and event related to Chicago's Lyric Opera
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

Surveying the Field : Artists Make Art History by Peter B Hales( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Changing Chicago photodocumentary archive( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Exhibition photographic prints and work photographic prints created for the Changing Chicago photodocumentary project sponsored by the Focus/Infinity Fund of Chicago. Includes works by thirty-two commissioned photographers addressing topics spanning people (workers in various jobs, schools, parties, weddings, etc.), communities, ethnic customs, events (parades, festivals), the built environment (tall buildings, industrial sites, waterways, etc.), and social problems in the Chicago metropolitan area, including northern Indiana, during the late 1980s. Portrait photographs of the participating photographers also are included in the collection
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

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 0 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
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Atomic spaces : living on the Manhattan Project
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Bacon Hales, Peter 1950-

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

Peter Bacon Hales Amerikaans historicus (1950-2014)

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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 administrationThe likes of us : America in the eyes of the Farm Security Administration : photographs by Ben Shahn, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Sheldon Dick, Marion Post Wolcott, Russell Lee, Carl Mydans