François Brunet
François Brunet (1960–2018) was a professor of American art and literature at the Université Paris-Diderot in France.
Brunet, François
Brunet, François
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Description: Images of the West: Survey Photography in French Collections, 1860–1880
The common perception of a dichotomy between landscapes and faces within the corpus of exploration is not entirely unjustified...
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PublisherTerra Foundation for American Art
Related print edition pages: pp.98-115
Description: Images of the West: Survey Photography in French Collections, 1860–1880
Timothy H. O’Sullivan is today the most famous and most enigmatic of all the exploration photographers...
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PublisherTerra Foundation for American Art
Related print edition pages: pp.86-97
Description: Images of the West: Survey Photography in French Collections, 1860–1880
In addition to wide shots that capture the grandeur of open spaces, the exploration photographers regularly produced detailed motifs and more circumscribed views...
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PublisherTerra Foundation for American Art
Related print edition pages: pp.70-85
Description: Images of the West: Survey Photography in French Collections, 1860–1880
It is at the very moment when the nation’s photography magazines were lamenting the weakness of American landscape photography that
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PublisherTerra Foundation for American Art
Related print edition pages: pp.50-69
Description: Images of the West: Survey Photography in French Collections, 1860–1880
Pictures were essential to the fulfillment of the doctor’s plan for publicizing the Survey; but the basic purpose was always exploration. I cannot be too careful in emphasizing the fact that in this and all the following expeditions I was seldom more than a sideshow in a great circus.
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PublisherTerra Foundation for American Art
Related print edition pages: pp.10-31
Description: Images of the West: Survey Photography in French Collections, 1860–1880
As American settlement expanded westward in the 1860s, the U.S. government undertook large-scale investigations of its new territories. Images of the West: Survey Photography in French Collections, 1860–1880 presents memorable glass-plate photographs from these federal surveys. The selection includes breathtaking views of such iconic sites as Yosemite, as well as lesser-known ethnographic portraits taken by Timothy H. O'Sullivan, William H. Jackson, and William Bell, among others. The accompanying essays discuss how the photographs were used to promote white settlement, how their distribution at home and abroad contributed to the aggrandizement of the American West, and how the exploitative ideology underlying the use of photography extended to attitudes toward both American landscapes and American Indians.

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Print publication date January 2007 (in print)
Print ISBN 9780932171542
EISBN 9780300260175
Illustrations 97
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Description: Circulation
Art history finds one origin in the conservation and transmission of precious objects worth guarding against loss or theft, worth displaying, moving and removing, selling or ceding sometimes ...
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PublisherTerra Foundation for American Art
Related print edition pages: pp.10-39
Description: Circulation
As a category in art history, circulation is rooted in the contemporary context of Internet culture and the digital image. Yet circulation, as a broader concept for the movement of art across time and space in vastly different cultural and media contexts, has been a factor in the history of the arts in the United States since at least the eighteenth century.

The third volume in the Terra Foundation Essays series, Circulation brings together an international and interdisciplinary team of scholars, including Thierry Gervais, Tom Gunning, J. M. Mancini, Frank Mehring, and Hélène Valance, who map the multiple planes where artistic meaning has been produced by the circulation of art from the eighteenth century to the present. The book looks at both broad historical trends and the successes and failures of particular works of art from a wide variety of artists and styles. Together, the contributions significantly expand the conceptual and methodological terrain of scholarship on American art.

Terra Foundation Essays
Volume 3
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Print publication date June 2017 (in print)
Print ISBN 9780932171610
EISBN 9780300256826
Illustrations 57
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