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Title :

Family frames : photography, narrative and postmemory

Author :
HIRSCH, Marianne ;
Publication year :
1997
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Photography has become the family's primary means of self-representation. In this book, Hirsch uncovers both the deception and the power behind the visual record. She explores the photographic conventions for constructing family relationships and discusses artistic strategies for challenging those constructions. She shows how contemporary artists and writers have exposed the gap between lived reality and perceived ideal. Exploring fiction, 'imagetexts,' and photographic essays, she elucidates their subversive devices, giving particular attention to literal and metaphorical masks. Family photos have also proved a powerful means for shaping personal and cultural memory. Hirsch highlights a striking example: a wide variety of family pictures surviving the Holocaust. ;
Pagination/Size :
304 ; xiv, 304 p.; ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Famille ; Holocauste (1939-1945) ; Iconographie ; Mémoire ; Narration ; Photographie ; Portrait ; 1900-2000 ;
Descriptors :
Family ; Holocaust (1939-1945) ; Iconography ; Memory ; Narrative ; Photography ; Portraits ; 1900-2000 ;
Document type :
Ouvrage ;
INIST identifier :
24996640 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 0674292650 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Cambridge, MA; London; Harvard University Press
Publisher country :
UNITED STATES ; UNITED KINGDOM ;