Railroad Vision

Railroad Vision

The invention of railway transportation coincided with the invention of photography & together these innovations changed our preception of time, space & of our place in the world.

Author: Anne M. Lyden

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0892367261

Category: Photography

Page: 174

View: 737

The invention of railway transportation coincided with the invention of photography & together these innovations changed our preception of time, space & of our place in the world. Anne Lyden presents over 100 photographs with railway themes, showing how these technologies complimented each other over time.
Categories: Photography

Photography Vision and the Production of Modern Bodies

Photography  Vision  and the Production of Modern Bodies

40 Significantly , the perception that is organized by railroad travel , which " no longer belongs to the same space as the perceived objects , " is the same kind of seeing exhibited by photography . Both photography and the railroad ...

Author: Suren Lalvani

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 079142717X

Category: Photography

Page: 265

View: 435

Lalvani argues that modernity represents the powerful privileging of vision and the introduction of a paradigm of seeing that is historically distinctive. Taking the introduction of photography in the nineteenth century as a crucial development in the expansion of modern vision, he draws on the writings of Alan Sekula, John Tagg, Jonathan Crary, Norman Bryson and Martin Jay to examine in a comprehensive manner how photography functioned to organize a set of relations between knowledge, power, and the body. However, in taking a broad cultural studies approach Lalvani situates the practices of photography within the larger visual order of the nineteenth century. He demonstrates how the new lines of visibility formed not only by photography but by new urban spaces and new modes of transportation resulted in a particular organizing of the social order, of subjectivity and social relations.
Categories: Photography

The Railroad Photography of Jack Delano

The Railroad Photography of Jack Delano

Lyden, Anne M. Railroad Vision: Photography, Travel, and Perception. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2003. MacLeish, Archibald. Land of the Free. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1938. Marshall, James. Santa Fe: The Railroad That Built an ...

Author: Tony Reevy

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253021571

Category: Transportation

Page: 204

View: 384

Born in the Ukraine, photographer Jack Delano moved to the United States in 1923. After graduating from Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 1937, Delano worked for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) and the Office of War Information (OWI) as a photographer. Best known for his work for the Office of War Information during 1940–1943, Jack Delano captured the face of American railroading in a series of stunning photographs. His images, especially his portraits of railroad workers, are a vibrant and telling portrait of industrial life during one of the most important periods in American history. This remarkable collection features Delano’s photographs of railroad operations and workers taken for the OWI in the winter of 1942/43 and during a cross-country journey on the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway, plus an extensive selection of his groundbreaking color images. The introduction provides the most complete summary of Delano’s life published to date. Both railroad and photography enthusiasts will treasure this worthy tribute to one of the great photographers of the thirties and forties.
Categories: Transportation

The Railroad Photography of Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg

The Railroad Photography of Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg

Madison, WI: Center for Railroad Photography and Art, 2018. ... Hilton, George W.Jr. The Ma & Pa: A History of the Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad. ... Lyden, Anne M. Railroad Vision: Photography, Travel, and Perception.

Author: Tony Reevy

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253036681

Category: Transportation

Page: 200

View: 367

Bon vivant, railroad historian, photographer, pioneering food critic, chronicler of New York’s café society, and noted newspaperman, Lucius Beebe (1902–1966) was an American original. In 1938, with the publication of High Iron: A Book of Trains, he transformed the world of railroad-subject photography forever by inventing the railroad picture book genre. In 1940, he met creative and life partner Charles Clegg (1916–1979), also a talented photographer. Beebe and Clegg produced an outstanding and diverse portfolio of mid-twentieth century railroad-subject photographs. Beebe, sometimes with Clegg, also authored about forty books, including many focused on railroads and railroading. The Railroad Photography of Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg brings their incredible story and best photographic work together. Providing an extensive biographic introduction to Beebe and Clegg, author Tony Reevy presents a multi-faceted view of the railroad industry that will appeal to rail enthusiasts as well as those interested in American food culture, the history of New York City, and LGBT studies. The Railroad Photography of Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg is an indispensable history to the work of two men who forever changed the way we see and experience American railroads.
Categories: Transportation

Railway Travel in Modern Theatre

Railway Travel in Modern Theatre

Lyden, Anne M. Railroad Vision: Photography, Travel, and Perception. Los Angeles: Getty, 2003. Malkin, Jeanette R. Verbal Violence in Contemporary Drama. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992. Mally, Lynn.

Author: Kyle Gillette

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786477760

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 228

View: 724

Railway travel has had a significant influence on modern theatre's sense of space and time. Early in the 20th century, breakthroughs--ranging from F.T. Marinetti's futurist manifestos to epic theatre's use of the treadmill--explored the mechanical rhythms and perceptual effects of railway travel to investigate history, technology, and motion. After World War II, some playwrights and auteur directors, from Armand Gatti to Robert Wilson to Amiri Baraka, looked to locomotion not as a radically new space and time but as a reminder of obsolescence, complicity in the Holocaust, and its role in uprooting people from their communities. By analyzing theatrical representations of railway travel, this book argues that modern theatre's perceptual, historical and social productions of space and time were stretched by theatre's attempts to stage the locomotive.
Categories: Performing Arts

Trains Literature and Culture

Trains  Literature  and Culture

“Trains in the Wilderness: The Corporate Roots of Environmentalism. ... Photographs of the Columbia River and Oregon, ed. James Alinder, 7–24. ... Lyden, Anne M. Railroad Vision: Photography, Travel, and Perception.

Author: Steven D. Spalding

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739165607

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 247

View: 595

"Trains, literature and culture is the first work to thoroughly explore the railroad's connections with a full range of cultural discourses--including literature, visual art, music, graffiti, and television but also advertising, architecture, cell phones, and more..."--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Royal Passion

A Royal Passion

Anne M. Lyden is international photography curator at the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, ... including The Photographs ofFrederick H. Evans (2010) and Railroad Vision:Photography, Travel, and Perception (2003).

Author: Anne M. Lyden

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9781606061558

Category: Photography

Page: 232

View: 919

In January 1839, photography was announced to the world. Two years prior, a young Queen Victoria ascended to the throne of Great Britain and Ireland. These two events, while seemingly unrelated, marked the beginnings of a relationship that continued throughout the nineteenth century and helped construct the image of an entire age. A Royal Passion explores the connections between photography and the monarchy through Victoria’s embrace of the new medium and her portrayal through the lens. Together with Prince Albert, her beloved husband, the Queen amassed one of the earliest collections of photographs, including works by renowned photographers such as Roger Fenton, Gustave Le Gray, and Julia Margaret Cameron. Victoria was also the first British monarch to have her life recorded by the camera: images of her as wife, mother, widow, and empress proliferated around the world at a time when the British Empire spanned the globe. The featured essays consider Victoria’s role in shaping the history of photography as well as photography’s role in shaping the image of the Queen. Including more than 150 color images—several rarely seen before—drawn from the Royal Collection and the J. Paul Getty Museum, this volume accompanies an exhibition of the same name, on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum from February 4 to June 20, 2014.
Categories: Photography

Just One Restless Rider

Just One Restless Rider

Reflections on Trains and Travel Carlos A. Schwantes. A&M University Press, 1986. ———. The Tootin' Louie: A History of the Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway. ... Lyden, Anne M. Railroad Vision: Photography, Travel, and Perception.

Author: Carlos A. Schwantes

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826218599

Category: History

Page: 201

View: 486

"A memoir, lavishly illustrated with the author's own photos, of train travel along the legendary rails of America reflecting a lifetime's love of observing and riding trains while tracing the evolution of American passenger trains from the 1950s to the present"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: History

Los Angeles Union Station

Los Angeles Union Station

See, for example, William Deverell, Railroad Crossing: Californians and the Railroad, 1850–1910 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994); Anne M. Lyden, Railroad Vision: Photography, Travel, and Perception (Los Angeles: J. Paul ...

Author: Marlyn Musicant

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9781606063248

Category: Architecture

Page: 128

View: 389

Union Station today is a celebrated architectural icon and vibrant centerpiece of Los Angeles’s regional transportation network. Designed by John and Donald B. Parkinson, its mission revival architecture speaks to a mythic vision of Spanish heritage, but with streamline moderne and art deco details. At first glance this masterpiece, conceived as a magnificent gateway to the growing metropolis, offers no hint of the civic, financial, and legal battles surrounding its development, siting, style, and construction—battles that were waged across decades in the early twentieth century and that went as high as the U.S. Supreme Court. Los Angeles Union Station explores this compelling example of how transit and corporations disrupted regional balances of power and political economies. Aided by new research and beautiful drawings from the Getty Research Institute’s archive, the authors demonstrate how contentious politics informed architectural design—and the many ways in which Union Station was at the heart of the rise of Los Angeles. The book accompanies the exhibition No Further West, on view at the Los Angeles Public Library from May 2 through August 10, 2014.
Categories: Architecture

O Winston Link

O  Winston Link

Trains 61:6 (June 2001): 42–49. Boyd, Jim. “The O. Winston Link Museum.” Railfan & Railroad 22:10 (October 2003): 62. Lyden, Anne M. Railroad Vision: Photography, Travel, and Perception (Los Angeles: The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2003).

Author: Tony Reevy

Publisher: ABRAMS

ISBN: 9781613123928

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

View: 304

The renowned photographer’s stirring tribute to the last steam locomotive railway and the end of an American way of life. O. Winston Link photographed the Norfolk and Western, the last major steam railroad in the United States, when it was converting its operations from steam to diesel in the 1950s. Link’s N&W project captured the industry at a moment of transition, before the triumph of the automobile and the airplane that ended an era of passenger rail service. His work also revealed a small-town way of life that was about to experience seismic shifts and, in many cases, vanish completely. Including a collection of more than 180 of Link’s most famous works and rare images that have never before been published, O. Winston Link: Life Along the Line offers a moving account of the people and communities surrounding the last steam railroad.
Categories: Transportation