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      World Picture: Travel Imagery Before and After Photography in Ithaca


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      September 5, 2019

      Thursday   9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (weekly Monday through Friday until September 13, 2019)

      Cornell University Library
      Ithaca, New York 14853

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      World Picture: Travel Imagery Before and After Photography

      Drawing from Cornell’s Rare and Manuscript Collections and the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, this exhibition examines how published travel imagery created and transmitted geographical knowledge during the nineteenth century, a period of rapid and extraordinary change in how people travelled, represented, and understood the world. After photography’s 1839 debut, the new medium was seen as uniquely suited to the task of presenting accurate geographical description. At the same time, traditional illustration methods such as wood engravings, etchings, and lithographs offered varied and often romanticized interpretations of their subjects in an exploding number of publications dedicated to travel and exploration. What does this reveal about the roles of authenticity and aesthetics in the success of the Western project to teach audiences about faraway places?

      Cost: Free -

      Categories: Art Galleries & Exhibits | Museums & Attractions

      This event repeats weekly Monday through Friday until September 13, 2019: Jun 18, Jun 19, Jun 20

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.