Revealing that nineteenth-century photography goes beyond the functional to reflect the aesthetic, intellectual, and cultural concerns of the time, this study proposes that each photographic image of architecture be studied both as a primary visual document and an object of aesthetic inquiry. This multi-faceted approach drives Architecture in Nineteenth-Century Photographs: Essays on Reading a Collection. Despite three decades of post-colonial, post-structuralist and gender-conscious criticism, the study of architectural photography continues to privilege technical virtuosity. This volume offers a thematic exploration of the material, and a socio-historical examination that allows consideration of questions that have not been addressed comprehensively before in a single publication. Themes include exoticism and "armchair tourism"; the absence of women from architectural photography; the role of photographs as commodities; vernacular architecture and the picturesque; and historic preservation, urban renewal, and nationalism. Micheline Nilsen analyzes photographs from France and EnglandÃ¢"the two countries where photography was inventedÃ¢"and from around the world, representing a corpus of over 10,000 photographs from the Janos Scholz Collection of Nineteenth-Century Photographs of the Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame.
A One-Act Play for 2 females Sandra is doing her Christmas shopping. She is loaded with bags and waiting for the bus. Exhausted and stressed she faints on the bench and when she wakes an old bag-lady is leaning over her. Convinced she is being robbed Sandra turns on her but then realises the scruffy woman was trying to help. Over a packet of chocolate biscuits the two women start to talk and Sandra finds an opportunity to off-load all her frustration about her demanding and difficult family. Eventually Annie, the bag-lady starts to talk about her previous life - her husband, her children and her tragedy. The light-hearted conversation becomes much darker. Giving up on the bus Annie offers her old shopping trolley as a means of transporting the shopping up the hill through the cemetery where Sandra uncovers the true depth of Annie's sad past. Finally Annie lets out all her heartache and frustration and Sandra realises that her own problems are nothing by comparison and that she is really lucky to have her family despite all their demands. The women finally find a common place where they can come together as friends and Sandra offers Annie a hope for the future. a one act drama play script suitable for festivals & amateur dramatic groups. licence to perform available from New Flight Publications - Scripts4Stage.com