The Haunted Gallery (Hardcover)
Painting, Photography and Film around 1900
Yale University Press, 9780300112917, 256pp.
Publication Date: February 5, 2008
Lynda Nead shows in this original study how the period witnessed a transformation from stasis to movement across the entire range of visual media, including painting, photography, and film as well as stage magic, lantern pictures, early film posters, and astronomy. She looks at the effects of this transformation from a wide variety of perspectives, demonstrating how the idea of motion haunted all visual media and altered both viewers’ expectations of the image and their modes of perception. Nead portrays a fascinating cultural landscape in the midst of change, filling in the details with a rich selection of illustrations.
About the Author
Lynda Nead is Pevsner Professor of History of Art, Birkbeck College, University of London. She is the author of Victorian Babylon: People, Streets and Images in Nineteenth-Century London, published by Yale University Press.