More than meets the eye: Photographic records of Humboldtian imaginings

Catherine De Lorenzo, Deborah Van Der Plaat

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Current photo-historiography largely ignores the influence on nineteenth century photographers of Alexander von Humboldt's co-examination of poetry, painting, and the cultivation of exotic plants. This essay argues for a Humboldtian reading of selected photographs by the European-born Australian photographer John William Lindt (1845-1926).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-253
Number of pages17
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2004
Externally publishedYes

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