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Seduced by modernity [electronic resource] : the photography of Margaret Watkins / Mary O'Connor and Katherine Tweedie.

By: O'Connor, Mary Elizabeth, 1947-.
Contributor(s): Tweedie, Katherine.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Montreal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, c2007 2010)Description: 1 online resource (1 online resource (xxv, 322 p. : ill.)).ISBN: 9780773575660 (electronic bk.); 0773575669 (electronic bk.).Other title: Photography of Margaret Watkins.Subject(s): Watkins, Margaret, 1884-1969 | Watkins, Margaret, 1884-1969 -- Criticism and interpretation | Women photographers -- Canada -- Biography | Photography, Artistic -- History and criticism | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- General | PHOTOGRAPHY -- Criticism | PHOTOGRAPHY -- Individual Photographers -- Essays | PHOTOGRAPHY -- Individual Photographers -- MonographsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 770.92 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Domesticated to death" : Watkins in Hamilton -- "Like a butterfly hitched to a plow" : becoming an artist, 1909-1915 -- Circulating bodies and selves : Watkins's studies, portraits, and nudes -- Making home in the metropolis : domestic still-life photography -- "Strange offerings" : gender, modernist form, and the selling of modernity -- Modernity and magic : Watkins in Europe, 1928-1931 -- "A study in brass tacks" : photographing in the USSR, 1933 -- The imagined city : Glasgow in the thirties and forties -- Later life and legacy.
Summary: Seduced by Modernity is the first book devoted to the life and work of Canadian-born modernist photographer Margaret Watkins. Best known for art and advertising photography executed in New York in the 1920s, Watkins was active in the Clarence White school of photography and a participant in the shift from pictorialism to modernism.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-310) and index.

Domesticated to death" : Watkins in Hamilton -- "Like a butterfly hitched to a plow" : becoming an artist, 1909-1915 -- Circulating bodies and selves : Watkins's studies, portraits, and nudes -- Making home in the metropolis : domestic still-life photography -- "Strange offerings" : gender, modernist form, and the selling of modernity -- Modernity and magic : Watkins in Europe, 1928-1931 -- "A study in brass tacks" : photographing in the USSR, 1933 -- The imagined city : Glasgow in the thirties and forties -- Later life and legacy.

Seduced by Modernity is the first book devoted to the life and work of Canadian-born modernist photographer Margaret Watkins. Best known for art and advertising photography executed in New York in the 1920s, Watkins was active in the Clarence White school of photography and a participant in the shift from pictorialism to modernism.

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