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.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Rei in Medio Sunt – Things to End in a Draw
Sara Hillnhütter, Stefanie Klamm, Friedrich Tietjen
1. Hybrid Photography in the History of Science: The Case of Astronomical Practice
2. The Map as a Photograph: Theodor Scheimpflug’s Balloon Aerial Photogrammetry
3. Seen from Above: Wilhelm Halffter’s Photographs of 1854, Depicting the Terrain Models of Hermann and Adolph Schlagintweit
4. In Order of Disappearance: Photography, Measurement and Art Historical Practice in 19th Century German
5. “Imageability”—Aligning Bodies and Imaging Technologies
6. Beyond Retouching: Hans Virchow’s Mixed Media and His X-ray Drawings of the Lotus Foot
7. From Photography to Printing: the Chronophotography of Étienne-Jules Marey
8. Entangled Environments: Diorama, Photography and the Staging of Natural Surroundings
9. Reconfiguring the Use of Photography in Archaeology
10. “The Camera That Takes a Face, Can Take a Page”: Microfilm as a Scientific Aid
11. Stereo Atlases as Hybrid Knowledge
12. Retouching, Staging, and Authenticity: Early Animal Photography and the Tradition of Popular Zoological Illustration around 1900
13. “Offering Pleasures to the Eye.” Max Semrau’s Kunst des Altertums (1899), Its Illustrations, and Art History’s Ignorance Towards Reproduction
14. Fantasy of a World Without Humans
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.