The Pivot of the World

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  • Paperback
  • 220 pages
  • The Pivot of the World
  • Blake Stimson
  • English
  • 02 August 2018
  • 026269333X

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The Pivot of the World A study of three photographic projects that emerged in the 1950s The Family of Man, Robert Frank s The Americans, and Bernd and Hilla Becher s typological record of industrial architecture that expressed the modern desire for social belonging and the dream of nation.The old dream of social belonging and political sovereignty the dream of nation was fraught with anxiety and contradiction for many artists and intellectuals in the 1950s On the one hand, memories of the Second World War remained vivid and the chauvinism that had enabled it threatened to return with the growing tensions of the Cold War On the other hand, the need to bind together into a new global identity into a world nation or family of man seemed ever pressing as a bulwark against the rapidly expanding threat of a nuclear World War III The Pivot of the World looks at an exceptional effort to work out that geopolitical tension by cultural means as developed in three hugely ambitious photographic projects The Family of Man exhibition that opened in 1955 and traveled the world for the next decade Robert Frank s influential book The Americans, photographed in 1955 1956 and first published in 1958 and Bernd and Hilla Becher s typological record of industrial architecture, begun in 1957 and continuing today Each of these projects worked to release the dream of nation of belonging and sovereignty from its old civic trappings through the medium of photography s serial form, in the experience of one photograph followed by another and another and another, so that all seem at once intimately connected and at the same time autonomous and distinct Innovations in the serial composition of photographic form could open new possibilities for social form while the modern desire for political belonging could be made cosmopolitan, could be globalized but in the most human of ways This epic sense of purpose lasted only for a moment it had already passed by the beginning of the 1960s but it bears particular interest for any historical understanding of the contest over globalization that continues to hold such great consequence for us now. Free Read The Pivot of the World [ Author ] Blake Stimson [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – hillviewbedandbreakfast.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “The Pivot of the World

  1. Adolfo says:

    El libro trata de la relaci n que hay entre fotograf a e imagen de la naci n El autor trata tres casos el primero es The family of man, que es un intento de retrato de la humanidad, tambi n es un intento de imaginar la fotograf a como medio que desarrollar un componente afectivo de la relaci n cambiante del mundo Muestra al hombre como ciudadano mundial perteneciente a una comunidad mundial Qu lejos estamos de esto Este caso tiene sus pro y sus contras, o sea es admirado por el p blico en El libro trata de la relaci n que hay entre fotograf a e imagen de la naci n El autor trata tres casos el primero es The family of man, que es un intento de retrato de la humanidad, tambi n es un intento de imaginar la fotograf a como medio que desarrollar un componente afectivo de la relaci n cambiante del mundo Muestra al hombre como ciudadano mundial perteneciente a una comunidad mundial Qu lejos estamos de esto Este caso tiene sus pro y sus contras, o sea es admirado por el p blico en...

  2. Scottiev says:

    The First Essay is strong, thought provoking, and brilliant but the latter two seem to loose force and in the end felt like i was forcing myself to enjoy it I wasn t savorying every word However, it was a good resource to tease outabout the concept of camera as social tool.