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    The Ultimate Spectacle: A Visual History of the Crimean War (Documenting the Image) (Hardback) By (author) Ulrich Keller

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    DescriptionChloroform, telegraphy, steamships and rifles were distinctly modern features of the Crimean War. Covered by a large corps of reporters, illustrators and cameramen, it also became the first media war in history. For the benefit of the ubiquitous artists and correspondents, both the domestic events were carefully staged, giving the Crimean War an aesthetically alluring, even spectacular character. With their exclusive focus on written sources, historians have consistently overlooked this visual dimension of the Crimean War. Photo-historian Ulrich Keller challenges the traditional literary bias by drawing on a wealth of pictorial materials from scientific diagrams to photographs, press illustration and academic painting. The result is a new and different historical account which emphasizes the careful aesthetic scripting of the war for popular mass consumption at home.

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    The Ultimate Spectacle
    A Visual History of the Crimean War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ulrich Keller
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 296
    Width: 226 mm
    Height: 270 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 1,238 g
    ISBN 13: 9789057005695
    ISBN 10: 9057005697

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVUK
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: HIS043000, HIS000000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBK, 1DVUK
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    DC21: 704.9499470738
    Thema V1.0: NHD
    Illustrations note
    16 colour, 191 b&w illustrations
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    17 January 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    "Thoughtfully conceived, satisfyingly researched...a mapping of the many ways in which the Crimea was produced as a spectacle for Victorian consumption.""-Jennifer Green Lewis of Middlebury College, Vermont
    Table of contents
    1. "Vauxhall is Far Prettier" Narrative and Visual scenarios 2. "Storm'd at With Shot and Shell" The heyday of lithography and the London shows 3. "Bastard of History, Only Much Truer" The ascendancy of picture reportage 4. "The Valley of the Shadow of Death" The triumph of photography 5. "My Nearest and Dearest" Home-front scenarios 6. "The Usual Plunging Horses" The swan-song of history painting 7. Conclusion