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Illusions in motion: Media archaeology of the moving panorama and related spectacles

Illusions in motion: Media archaeology of the moving panorama and related spectacles 118 Reviews REFERENCES it may forget to define its own identity, or even ignore it, being still in the process of Thompson, Daniel V. 1956. The Materials and Techniques of self-discovery. (Huhtamo and Parikka Medieval Painting. New York: Dover Publications. 2011, 13) Werbel, Amy. 2007. Thomas Eakins: Art, Medicine and Sexuality in Nineteenth Century Philadelphia. London: Returning to Illusions in Motion,inevaluatingthe Yale University Press. visual communication forms spanning the 1800s, Huhtamo writes, ‘The media environment was © 2014 Richard J. Boyle becoming dense’ (191). By mid-century, for example, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1472586X.2014.863031 there were dioramas, cosmoramas, panoramas, peristripic-panoramas and naturamas. Viewers worldwide were exposed to visual messages, variously Illusions in motion: Media archaeology of the moving political, educational, cultural and commercial in panorama and related spectacles nature. by Erkki Huhtamo Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2013, 438 pages The book’s layout is interesting in that each section of ISBN-13: 978–0262018517 (hardback) Price: US$30.68 images and associated narrative is followed by a ‘notes’ Reviewed by Joanne Littlefield, Colorado State University section. This keeps the reader contained in a prescribed historical and cultural context, as opposed to flipping Far beyond the realm of media history, the field of from section to index and back http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Visual Studies Taylor & Francis

Illusions in motion: Media archaeology of the moving panorama and related spectacles

Visual Studies , Volume 29 (1): 2 – Jan 2, 2014

Illusions in motion: Media archaeology of the moving panorama and related spectacles

Visual Studies , Volume 29 (1): 2 – Jan 2, 2014

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118 Reviews REFERENCES it may forget to define its own identity, or even ignore it, being still in the process of Thompson, Daniel V. 1956. The Materials and Techniques of self-discovery. (Huhtamo and Parikka Medieval Painting. New York: Dover Publications. 2011, 13) Werbel, Amy. 2007. Thomas Eakins: Art, Medicine and Sexuality in Nineteenth Century Philadelphia. London: Returning to Illusions in Motion,inevaluatingthe Yale University Press. visual communication forms spanning the 1800s, Huhtamo writes, ‘The media environment was © 2014 Richard J. Boyle becoming dense’ (191). By mid-century, for example, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1472586X.2014.863031 there were dioramas, cosmoramas, panoramas, peristripic-panoramas and naturamas. Viewers worldwide were exposed to visual messages, variously Illusions in motion: Media archaeology of the moving political, educational, cultural and commercial in panorama and related spectacles nature. by Erkki Huhtamo Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2013, 438 pages The book’s layout is interesting in that each section of ISBN-13: 978–0262018517 (hardback) Price: US$30.68 images and associated narrative is followed by a ‘notes’ Reviewed by Joanne Littlefield, Colorado State University section. This keeps the reader contained in a prescribed historical and cultural context, as opposed to flipping Far beyond the realm of media history, the field of from section to index and back

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118 Reviews REFERENCES it may forget to define its own identity, or even ignore it, being still in the process of Thompson, Daniel V. 1956. The Materials and Techniques of self-discovery. (Huhtamo and Parikka Medieval Painting. New York: Dover Publications. 2011, 13) Werbel, Amy. 2007. Thomas Eakins: Art, Medicine and Sexuality in Nineteenth Century Philadelphia. London: Returning to Illusions in Motion,inevaluatingthe Yale University Press. visual communication forms spanning the 1800s, Huhtamo writes, ‘The media environment was © 2014 Richard J. Boyle becoming dense’ (191). By mid-century, for example, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1472586X.2014.863031 there were dioramas, cosmoramas, panoramas, peristripic-panoramas and naturamas. Viewers worldwide were exposed to visual messages, variously Illusions in motion: Media archaeology of the moving political, educational, cultural and commercial in panorama and related spectacles nature. by Erkki Huhtamo Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2013, 438 pages The book’s layout is interesting in that each section of ISBN-13: 978–0262018517 (hardback) Price: US$30.68 images and associated narrative is followed by a ‘notes’ Reviewed by Joanne Littlefield, Colorado State University section. This keeps the reader contained in a prescribed historical and cultural context, as opposed to flipping Far beyond the realm of media history, the field of from section to index and back

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