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Wood, John 1947 January 2-

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America and the daguerreotype( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the eight essays that accompany the images, leading art, photographic, and social historians provide diverse and perceptive readings of the role that the daguerreotype played in shaping America's self-image. Editor John Wood addresses the American portrait, David Stannard writes on sex and death in the daguerreotype, Peter Palmquist reviews the role of daguerreotypes in the settlement of the American West, John Stilgoe discusses landscape and daguerreotypes, Dolores Kilgo offers an alternative aesthetic to daguerreotypes, John Graf focuses on the militia as a social institution depicted visually in nineteenth-century America, Brooks Johnson deals with daguerreian images of Americans at work, and Jeanne Verhulst reveals how modern-day artists have revived the daguerreotype
The art of the autochrome : the birth of color photography by John Wood( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photo-historian John Wood (The Daguerreotype) here resonantly portrays a "more gracious naive" era in the art and craft of photography by focusing on turn-of-the-century photographers like Stieglitz, Steichen, Clarence White and Heinrich Kuhn, who employed autochrome, a particularly luminous starch-dye and glass-plate photographic color process. First presented in Paris in 1904 by the Lumiere brothers, autochrome has a nuance and fragility that seems to impose its own aesthetic on practitioners. In one example of the 75 included, Karl Struss's 1910 work, Boardwalk, L.I., has a charm that eludes today's more glaring standards, in part, perhaps, because the muted softness inherent in the process mitigates the bright sunlight indicated by the numerous raised parasols. Wood's smart text also explains how the Photo-Secessionists, in their artistic and literary ferment, later rejected autochrome. Factual and evocative "Notes on the Plates" (far removed from their subjects by the antic tyranny of picture book design) would have benefited from same-page placement, thus enlightening--without distracting--the fortunate viewer
The scenic daguerreotype : Romanticism and early photography by John Wood( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Too often, photographic historians have given credit to the calotype for establishing our sense and standard of the photographic, when in reality it was the daguerreotype that first taught us how to see photographically, taking us beyond portraiture to a standard for scenic images that is still with us today. Here is the first study of scenic daguerreotypes from around the world and the largest assemblage of them ever to be presented in book form. Contending that L.J.M. Daguerre was at the forefront of the romantic revolution, Wood discusses Daguerre's work in the context of John Constable, J.M.W. Turner, and Caspar David Friedrich. He also draws parallels between early landscape photography, the poetry of William Wordsworth, and William Gilpin's notions of the picturesque, which influenced both travel and the way nineteenth-century men and women began to view the landscape around them. Wood's selection of more than a hundred images presents the best surviving examples of the scenic daguerreotype. They include views of the Acropolis, Egypt, and China, of mountains and Alpine scenery, of Pompeii, Venice, and the temples of Rome, of the California Gold Rush and other American scenes, plus daguerreotypes from Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Martinique, and Brazil
The Daguerreotype : a sesquicentennial celebration by John Wood( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secrets of the dark chamber : the art of the American daguerreotype by Merry A Foresta( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in 3 languages and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The photographic arts by John Wood( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His equally ingenious view of American symbolist photography and the primary myth to which most of this work refers, the Grail Quest, leads him to some striking conclusions in the context of "Visions of Spirituality and Desire." His survey both of the history of the cyanotype process and of a contemporary practitioner, his dissenting opinion of the controlling influence of Alfred Stieglitz on the pictorialist movement, and his groundbreaking view of the autochrome process in America are still other important and unique contributions to the field of photographic history
Poems of sorrow by Luis González Palma( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guatemalan artist Luis Gonzalez Palma has gained widespread recognition over the past decade for his photo-based portraits that are rich with the symbolism of indigenous myth and culture, Catholicism, and humanity. The figures that inhabit Gonzalez Palma's mythic world-angels, devils, hybrid creatures, and enigmatic characters-transcend time and place, suggesting that mysticism and beauty are his ultimate subject matter. He has said, 'I live in a country where there is mysticism and violence at the same time- where you are enjoying nature and the helicopters are flying overhead to bomb some region; where you know that as you are working, someone is being killed or someone is being baptized.' Yet Palma's landscape is not that of Guatemalan politics, but that of the soul, portrayed in both its beauty and its sorrow. --Publisher's Description
In primary light : poems by John Wood( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Wood is well known for his brilliant writing on the history of photography, but for many years he has also centered on his work as a poet, publishing in some of the very best magazines and gaining the deep admiration of many writers and poets. This book is testimony of his devotion to his craft - a fully realized, mature, and carefully constructed collection
Holding Venus by Keith Carter( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gates of the elect kingdom : poems by John Wood( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The four parts of this highly accomplished collection showcase the different facets and wide breadth of John Wood's poetic talent. Displayed here are his ability to sustain a sequence, his adeptness with lyricism and the short form, and his sensuous feeling for this life and the life of the past." "In regard to the latter, Wood begins the book with his poetic account of the amazing life and adventures of the vigorous American utopianist Wilhelm Johannes Hoade. Wood's account reads like a novel as he weaves a fictional narrative out of lyric poetry, a narrative that is finally convincing and true in spite of its obvious impossibility." "The second section, "Homage to Dafydd ap Gwilym," is a free but artistically faithful translation after some of the medieval Welsh poet's major poems, arranged in a way to suggest in a natural/supernatural mode his remarkable character and biography. The third part is a group of finely tuned, mostly lyric poems dealing with family, friends, and intellectual concerns; the fourth is a group of contemporary and historical "revelations," quite striking in scope and variety. All combine to form a dazzling whole."--BOOK JACKET
Animalerie by Jayne Hinds Bidaut( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume presents ninety photographs from Jayne Hinds Bidaut's "Animaleries" series. Accompanying the images is an essay by John Wood, who provides a critical appreciation of Bidaut's work. He establishes her connections to nineteenth-century photographers and naturalists, with whose work she shares affinities of both technique and subject matter. Wood describes why Bidaut chose to work in tintype and stereograph for her beautiful portraits of insects and Victorian-inspired nude studies. And he probes the nexus between art and moral statement that gives the images in Animalerie both poetry and potency."--Jacket
Selected poems, 1968-1998 by John Wood( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Selected Poems, 1968-1998, represents thirty years of John Wood's work, offering his readers a most comprehensive view of an unusual mind and spirit that is at once eloquent and humorous. In poems that range from narratives, lyrics, and elegies, to odes, satires, and even a mini-epic, his work whips language into intense emotion." "The prospering genius of these poems is that they seek not so much to redeem or reclaim what is lost, but to redirect perspectives with a generous sweep of possibilities."--BOOK JACKET
Cowboy code by Wouter Deruytter( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eyemazing : the new collectible art photography by Eyemazing Susan( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eyemazing magazine' has been at the vanguard of art photography journals for the past decade. Under the singular vision of its founder, Susan Zadeh, the award-winning magazine has championed the most collectible and daringly original art photography today. This book brings together work by 130 photographers that has appeared in 'Eyemazing' over the last ten years, including images by Michael Ackerman, Bettina Rheims, Sally Mann, and Roger Ballen, and by emerging talents whose first international exposure has been in the magazine
Reflections : 25 years of photography by Connie Imboden( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections examines 25 years of work from one of the world's most preeminent surrealist and figurative photographers. Known for her experiments with light and underwater photography, Imbodens images observe the human body in otherwordly instances: distortions caught between the reflected light on the glassy surface of water, submerged and weightless forms emerging from dark depths, or wrapped bodies repelled outward freeing themselves from static surroundings. Imbodens strange and beautiful images are amazing works of skill, craftsmanship, and vision. Using only real settings and darkroom development, her work seems impossible without the augmentative measures of digital post-production, but as Imboden put it, her 'intention has always been to explore the body, not alter it.' Avoiding a didactic approach, Imboden leaves interpretation of her images to the individual. Imbodens most pivotal and defining photographs have been selected by the artist herself from an immense canon of work for Reflections
The Clandestine mind : photographs by John Dugdale by John Dugdale( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gardens of DeCosse by Cy DeCosse( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs of innocence and experience by William Blake( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Blake's volume of poetry entitled Songs of Innocence and Experience is the embodiment of his belief that innocence and experience were "the two contrary states of the human soul," and that true innocence was impossible without experience. Songs of Innocence contains poems either written from the perspective of children or written about them. Many of the poems appearing in Songs of Innocence have a counterpart in Songs of Experience, with quite a different perspective of the world
The Journal of contemporary photography by John Wood( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strange genius( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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America and the daguerreotype
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Wood, John 1947 Jan. 2-

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The art of the autochrome : the birth of color photographyThe scenic daguerreotype : Romanticism and early photographyThe photographic artsPoems of sorrowIn primary light : poemsHolding VenusThe gates of the elect kingdom : poemsAnimalerie