The Resource The commerce of vision : optical culture and perception in antebellum America, Peter John Brownlee

The commerce of vision : optical culture and perception in antebellum America, Peter John Brownlee

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The commerce of vision : optical culture and perception in antebellum America
Title
The commerce of vision
Title remainder
optical culture and perception in antebellum America
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Peter John Brownlee
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Language
eng
Summary
When Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote in 1837 that "Our Age is Ocular," he offered a succinct assessment of antebellum America's cultural, commercial, and physiological preoccupation with sight. In the early nineteenth century, the American city's visual culture was manifest in pamphlets, newspapers, painting exhibitions, and spectacular entertainments; businesses promoted their wares to consumers on the move with broadsides, posters, and signboards; and advances in ophthalmological sciences linked the mechanics of vision to the physiological functions of the human body. Within this crowded visual field, sight circulated as a metaphor, as a physiological process, and as a commercial commodity. Out of the intersection of these various discourses and practices emerged an entirely new understanding of vision. The Commerce of Vision integrates cultural history, art history, and material culture studies to explore how vision was understood and experienced in the first half of the nineteenth century
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Brownlee, Peter John
Dewey number
302.2/22
Index
index present
LC call number
P93.5
LC item number
.B739 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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ProQuest (Firm)
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Early American studies
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  • Visual communication
  • Visual perception
  • United States
  • United States
  • Vision
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The commerce of vision : optical culture and perception in antebellum America, Peter John Brownlee
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https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/umanitoba/detail.action?docID=5493054
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1st edition.
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1 online resource.
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online
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9780812295306
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund
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Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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(NhCcYBP)40028434543
Label
The commerce of vision : optical culture and perception in antebellum America, Peter John Brownlee
Link
https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/umanitoba/detail.action?docID=5493054
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812295306
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(NhCcYBP)40028434543

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