Erie Railway Tourist, 1854–1886

by Herbert Gottfried (Author)
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This book explores how the Erie Railway, in developing a series of sophisticated travel guides, made significant contributions to nineteenth-century visual culture and shaped the social life of Americans. The Erie Railway emerged during a time in which a societal response to the production of landscape paintings and prints led to a concurrent development of tourism. The era promoted a visual culture that encouraged scenic thinking in which closely viewed scenes and deep prospects became the basis for engaging physical landscapes and their representations. Revealing how visual culture apprehends aspects of reality that texts only partially grasp, the Erie guides became an important part of the commentary on the role of landscape in nineteenth-century American life. Their images and texts are worth our attention as annotations on the production of culture.

Format
EPUB
Protection
DRM Protected
Publication date
October 31, 2018
Publisher
Collection
Page count
120
ISBN
9781611462715
Paper ISBN
9781611462708
File size
25 MB
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