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Hybrid Photography Intermedial Practices in Science and Humanities

    220 Pages 15 Color & 74 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    220 Pages 15 Color & 74 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    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 has probably 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.

    Introduction: Where Does Photography Start? And Where Does it End? A Hybrid Introduction

    Sara Hillnhuetter, Stefanie Klamm, Friedrich Tietjen

    Part 1: Hybrid Measurement

    Sara Hillnhetter

    1. Hybrid Photography in the History of Science: The Case of Astronomical Practice

    Omar W. 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 Nineteenth-Century German

    Sara Hillnhetter

    Part 2: 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 3: 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 Canales


    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.