August 20, 2019
74 color illus.
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v2.1 Reference


Photography and Dissemination

An engaging and provocative account of photography's first commercial applications in England and their global implications. This book addresses a persistent gap in the study of photography's history, moving beyond an appreciation of single breakthrough works to consider the photographic image's newfound reproducibility and capacity for circulation through newsprint and other media in the nineteenth century.

About the Author

Geoffrey Batchen teaches art history at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. His books include Burning with Desire: The Conception of Photography, What of Shoes? Van Gogh and Art History, and Suspending Time: Life, Photography, Death.


"Batchen has an extraordinary capacity to develop complex new ideas and to present them persuasively. He is without peer in making the history of photography a dynamic, compelling subject."—Helen Ennis, professor emerita, Centre for Art History and Art Theory, Australian National University
Power Publications, Sydney


9780909952808 : apparitions-batchen
272 Pages
$40.00 USD

Other Titles by Geoffrey Batchen

The Photograph and Australia

Judy Annear, with Geoffrey Batchen, Michael Aird, Katherine Davidson, Jane Lydon, Daniel Palmer
Jun 2015 - Art Gallery New South Wales
$75.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles in PHOTOGRAPHY / History

Visual Histories of Austria (Contemporary Austrian Studies, vol. 30)

edited by Günter Bischof, Martin Kofler, Hans Petchar
Sep 2021 - University of New Orleans Press
$40.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Seeing America

Melissa A. McEuen
May 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$35.00 USD - Electronic book text
$30.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Latinx Photography in the United States

Elizabeth Ferrer
Jan 2021 - University of Washington Press
$99.00 USD - Hardback
$34.95 USD - Paperback / softback