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Hybrid Photography
Intermedial Practice in Science and Humanities

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ISBN 9781501341656
April 7, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
232 Pages 15 Color & 74 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book explores the territories where manual, graphic, photographic, and digital techniques interfere and interlace in sciences and humanities.

It operates on the assumption that when photography was introduced, it did not oust other methods of image production but rather became part of ever more specialized and sophisticated technologies of representation. The epistemological break commonly set with the advent of photography since the nineteenth century probably has been triggered by photographic techniques but certainly owes much to the availability of a plethora of hybrid media – media that influence the relation of sciences, humanities, and their methods and subjects.

This book will be of interest to scholars in art and visual culture, photography, and history of photography.

Table of Contents

List of IllustrationsList of ContributorsAcknowledgments: Sara Hillnhütter, Stefanie Klamm, Friedrich Tietjen Foreword: Jennifer TuckerIntroduction: Rei in Medio Sunt – Things to End in a Draw - Sara Hillnhütter, Stefanie Klamm, Friedrich Tietjen: Part One: MeasurementIntroduction: Measurement - Sara Hillnhütter 1. Hybrid Photography in the History of Science: The Case of Astronomical Practice - Omar Nasim 2. The Map as a Photograph: Theodor Scheimpflug’s Balloon Aerial Photogrammetry - Michael Kempf 3. Seen from Above: Wilhelm Halffter’s Photographs of 1854, Depicting the Terrain Models of Hermann and Adolph Schlagintweit - Sigrid Schulze 4. In Order of Disappearance: Photography, Measurement and Art Historical Practice in 19th Century Germany - Sara Hillnhütter Part Two: MaterialityIntroduction: Hybrid Materiality - Stefanie Klamm 5. “Imageability”—Aligning Bodies and Imaging Technologies- Kathrin Friedrich 6. Beyond Retouching: Hans Virchow’s Mixed Media and His X-ray Drawings of the Lotus Foot - Vera Dünkel: 7. From Photography to Printing: the Chronophotography of Étienne-Jules Marey - Linda Bertelli 8. Entangled Environments. Diorama, Photography and the Staging of Natural Surroundings - Alexander Streitberger 9. Reconfiguring the Use of Photography in Archaeology - Stefanie Klamm Part Three: ReproductionIntroduction: Hybrid Reproduction - Friedrich Tietjen 10. “The Camera That Takes a Face, Can Take a Page”: Microfilm as a Scientific Aid - Estelle Blaschke 11. Stereo Atlases as Hybrid Knowledge - Kelley Wilder 12. Retouching, Staging, and Authenticity: Early Animal Photography and the Tradition of Popular Zoological Illustration around 1900- Alexander Gall 13. “Offering Pleasures to the Eye.” Max Semrau’s Kunst des Altertums (1899), Its Illustrations, and Art History’s Ignorance Towards Reproduction - Friedrich Tietjen 14. Fantasy of a World Without Humans - Jimena CanalesIndex

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Sara Hillnhuetter is a research associate in the LOEWE cluster "Architectures of Order" at the Goethe University Frankfurt.

Stefanie Klamm is a research associate at Gotha Research Centre, University of Erfurt.

Friedrich Tietjen works as a researcher and curator and is one of the founders and co-organizers of the annual conference After Post-Photography in St. Petersburg, Russia.