Get Julia Margaret Cameron's 'fancy subjects': Photographic PDF

By Jeff Rosen

ISBN-10: 1526118858

ISBN-13: 9781526118851

ISBN-10: 1784993174

ISBN-13: 9781784993177

The Victorians famous Julia Margaret Cameron for her evocative photographic pics of eminent males like Tennyson, Carlyle and Darwin. even though, Cameron additionally made quite a few images that she known as 'Fancy subjects', depicting scenes from literature, personifications from classical mythology, and Biblical parables from the outdated and New testomony. This ebook is the 1st entire learn of those works, reading Cameron's use of old allegories and renowned iconography to embed ethical, highbrow and political narratives in her photos. a piece of cultural heritage up to artwork historical past, this publication examines cartoons from Punch and line drawings from the Illustrated London information, cupboard photos and autotype prints, textiles and wall paper, ebook illustrations and lithographs from interval folios, all so as to contextualise the allegorical matters that Cameron represented, revealing connections among her 'Fancy matters' and renowned debates approximately such themes as Biblical interpretation, democratic govt and colonial expansion.

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