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Wolverhampton Intellectual Repository and E-Theses > School of Art & Design > Centre for Art, Design, Research and Experimentation (CADRE) > Art, Society and Environment > Forgotten Cameras and Unknown Audiences: Photography, The Time Machine and the Atom Bomb

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Title: Forgotten Cameras and Unknown Audiences: Photography, The Time Machine and the Atom Bomb
Other Titles: Photography and Literature in the Twentieth Century
Authors: Timberlake, John
Citation: In: Mays, S., Fisher, A., and Cunningham, D. (eds.), Photography and Literature in the Twentieth Century, pp.11-24.
Publisher: Cambridge: Scholars Press
Issue Date: 2005
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2436/38792
Additional Links: http://www.c-s-p.org/Flyers/Photography-and-Literature-in-the-Twentieth-Century.htm
http://www.wlv.ac.uk/Default.aspx?page=15914
Abstract: Timberlake’s research focuses upon the tension between realism and imagination that is produced when viewing photographic evidence of scientifically informed events. The chapter takes as its starting point two narratives of science fiction and fact involving the camera in a pivotal role. The forgotten Kodak camera which HG Wells’s time traveller refers to in and which, via negativa, plays a key role in the way the story is told and received by its fictional audience. This is examined in relationship to the photographic record of nuclear weapons development and testing, reflected in books such as George Dyson’s Orion, the Atomic Powered Spaceship (2002) and Richard Rhodes’s The Making of the Atomic Bomb (1986).
Type: Book chapter
Language: en
Description: The chapter examines H.G. Wells “The Time Machine” as a point of reference in the analysis of photography and its audiences in relationship to narratives dealing with science fiction and fantasy enacted and examined in relationship changes in landscape while traveling through time. The edited book deals with interrelationship between photography and literature during the 20th century. The initial paper was presented at the Westminster University Literature Colloquium, London in February 2004. Other contributors to the book include: Prof Esther Leslie, Birkbeck, University London; and Andrew Fisher, Camberwell College of Arts and Dr Stewart Martin, Middlesex University.
Keywords: Photography
Literature
Twentieth-Century
Interdisciplinary research
ISBN: 9781904303466
Appears in Collections: Art, Society and Environment

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