Silver Cities: The Photography of American Urbanization, 1839-1915 (American Civilization)
by Peter Bacon Hales
Publisher's Description
In this seminal book, Peter Hales examines the rise of urban photography from 1839 to 1915, tracing the development of the "Grand Style" in the nineteenth century and the beginnings of reform photography at the turn of the century. Lavishly illustrated, Silver Cities focuses on five American cities: San Francisco, Denver, Chicago, Boston and New York City as they were pictured at various stages of growth by photographers ranging from anonymous practitioners to respected professionals and reformers such as Jacob Riis and Lewis Hine. An exceptional book of interest to urban historians and photographers alike.
ISBN: 0877222991
Publisher: Temple Univ Pr
Hardcover : 315 pages
Language: English
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