Mining Photographs and Other Pictures : A Selection from the Negative Archives of Shedden Studio, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, 1948-1968

Wilkie, Robert and Sekula, Allan and Macgillivray, Don. Mining Photographs and Other Pictures : A Selection from the Negative Archives of Shedden Studio, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, 1948-1968. Halifax, NS: The Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design; Sydney, NS: s.n., 1983.

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Abstract (English)

Wilkie contextualizes the publication of the Shedden Archive (consisting of commissions by Dominion Steel and Coal Corporation and the general Cape Breton community), providing background on the Studio and its principal patron, DOSCO. Macgillivray examines the history and unsavoury reputation of the Glace Bay region and its population. Sekula compiles a comprehensive portrait of the photographic archive and the technical image, illustrating the relationship between photographic culture and economic life, the development of capitalism, narrative history, and the medium's base in science and art. Three appendices include a glossary of mining terms and a map of Nova Scotia. Circa 200 bibl. ref.

Types: Monographs
All Contributors: Buchloh, Benjamin H.D. (Editor); Buchloh, Benjamin H.D. (Prefacer); Wilkie, Robert (Editor); Wilkie, Robert (Author); Sekula, Allan (Author); Macgillivray, Don (Author)
Dossier: 410 - SHEDDEN, LESLIE
Collation: xxviii, 277 p. : 396 ill. (3 col.) ; 22 x 28 cm
ISBN: 0919616259
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Halifax, NS: The Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design; Sydney, NS: s.n.
Artists: Shedden, Leslie
Keywords: HISTORY; SCIENTIFIC EMPIRICISM; TECHNICAL ILLUSTRATION; INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY; HISTORICISM; MINING; CAPITALISM; SOCIAL DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY; SOCIAL REFORM; PHOTOGRAPHIC MEANING; PHOTOGRAPHIC ARCHIVE; DOMINION STEEL AND COAL CORPORATION (DOSCO, Cape Breton, NS); GLACE BAY, CAPE BRETON (Nova Scotia); SHEDDEN, DAVID; AGRICOLA, GEORGIUS; VESALIUS, ANDREAS; ARAGO, FRANÇOIS; ENCYCLOPEDISTS, The; ROOT, MARCUS AURELIUS; NADAR; O'SULLIVAN, TIMOTHY; TAYLOR, FREDERICK WINSLOW; HINE, LEWIS WICKES; GILBRETH, FRANK; GILBRETH, LILIAN; ABBASS, JOHN
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Date Deposited: 15 Mar 1994
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2012 13:42
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/6821
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