The Resource Mathew Brady : portraits of a nation, Robert Wilson, (electronic resource)

Mathew Brady : portraits of a nation, Robert Wilson, (electronic resource)

Label
Mathew Brady : portraits of a nation
Title
Mathew Brady
Title remainder
portraits of a nation
Statement of responsibility
Robert Wilson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the 1840s and 1850s, "Brady of Broadway" was one of the most successful and acclaimed Manhattan portrait galleries. Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, Dolley Madison, Henry James as a boy with his father, Horace Greeley, Edgar Allan Poe, the Prince of Wales, and Jenny Lind were among the dignitaries photographed in Mathew Brady's studio. But it was during the Civil War that he became the founding father of what is now called photojournalism and his photography became an enduring part of American history.The Civil War was the first war in history to leave a detailed photographic record, and Mathew Brady was the war's chief visual historian. Previously, the general public had never seen in such detail the bloody particulars of war--the strewn bodies of the dead, the bloated carcasses of horses, the splintered remains of trees and fortifications, the chaos and suffering on the battlefield. Brady knew better than anyone of his era the dual power of the camera to record and to excite, to stop a moment in time and to draw the viewer vividly into that moment.He was not, in the strictest sense, a Civil War photographer. As the director of a photographic service, he assigned Alexander Gardner, James F. Gibson, and others to take photographs, often under his personal supervision; he also distributed Civil War photographs taken by others not employed by him. Ironically, Brady had accompanied the Union army to the first major battle at Bull Run, but was so shaken by the experience that throughout the rest of the war he rarely visited battlefields, except well before or after a major battle. The famous Brady photographs at Antietam were shot by Gardner and Gibson. Few books about Brady have gone beyond being collections of the photographs attributed to him, accompanied by a biographical sketch. MATHEW BRADY will be the biography of an American legend--a businessman, an accomplished and innovative technician, a suave promoter, a celebrated portrait artist, and, perhaps most important, a historian who chronicled America during its finest and gravest moments of the 19th century"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951 February 21-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Robert
Dewey number
  • 770.92
  • B
Government publication
unknown if item is government publication
Index
index present
LC call number
TR140.B7
LC item number
W55 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Baker & Taylor Axis 360
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brady, Mathew B
  • Photographers
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
  • HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
  • United States
Label
Mathew Brady : portraits of a nation, Robert Wilson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.axis360.baker-taylor.com/Title?itemid=0013619643
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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
1 online resource (pages cm)
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unknown
Edition
First U.S. edition.
File format
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781620402047
Lccn
oc2013097523
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0013619643
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unknown
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unknown
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Mathew Brady : portraits of a nation, Robert Wilson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.axis360.baker-taylor.com/Title?itemid=0013619643
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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
1 online resource (pages cm)
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First U.S. edition.
File format
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781620402047
Lccn
oc2013097523
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0013619643
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote

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