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Mathew Brady and the Image of History

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Mathew Brady and the Image of History by Mary Panzer
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    Jun 17, 2004 | 232 Pages

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“This book of revisionist art history . . . takes as its subject one of America’s most iconic and revered figures. . . . It opens a new chapter in thinking about the portrayal of American life of the last century.”—New York Times Book Review

“Depicts Brady’s huge range of work for the first time in more than a century and outlines . . . his ambitious quest to create a kind of visual history of America.”—Washington Post

“Ms. Panzer’s thoughtful, occasionally elegiac book brings up many of the issues involved in the recording and manufacture of history through images . . . [Brady] wrote history on the spot so that future citizens could read in his pictures what their country stood for when it was still young.”—Vicki Goldberg, author of American Photography: A Century of Images, in New York Times

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