2017 |

Early popular visual culture - Spectacular astronomy

Early popular visual culture - Spectacular astronomy

Early popular visual culture

Mai 2017, n° 15/2

Sous la direction de Charlotte Bigg et Kurt Vanhoutte
Londres,  Routledge, Special issue- Vol 15/2,  [2017]

Early Popular Visual Culture (EPVC) is a peer-reviewed, academic journal dedicated to stimulating research and interdisciplinary studies in relation to all forms of popular visual culture before 1930.
EPVC examines the use and exploitation of popular cultural forms such as (but not limited to) cinema, photography, magic lanterns and music hall within the fields of entertainment, education, science, advertising and the domestic environment, and
is primarily concerned with the evolving social, technological and economic contexts which such popular cultural products inhabited and defined.
The journal contains a range of historical and theoretical readings of early popular visual culture, as well as offering selected facsimile materials of obscure and rare sources, reviews and research reports. There are also regular special thematic issues.
The journal will be supported by the Visual Delights conference series and regular study-days.

Table des matières



Spectacular astronomy
Charlotte Bigg and Kurt Vanhoutte


The Moon for a twopence: street telescopes in nineteenth-century Paris and the  epistemology of popular stargazing
David Aubin

On the passage of a man of the theatre through a rather brief moment in time:  Henri Robin, performing astronomy in nineteenth century Paris
Kurt Vanhoutte and Nele Wynants

‘What the Moon is Like’: technology, modernity, and experience in a late-nineteenth-century astronomical entertainment

Artemis Willis

‘Moving the universe’: the Atwood Sphere and the Adler Planetarium in Chicago

Pedro M. P. Raposo

The view from here, there and nowhere? Situating the observer in the planetarium and in the solar system
Charlotte Bigg

Griffith observatory: Hollywood’s celestial theater

Stuart W. Leslie and Emily A. Margolis

Who knows? The universe as technospace
Maaike Bleeker


A trip to heaven: building a new planetarium at the university of Strasbourg
Sébastien Soubiran

Book Reviews


Extraits et informations complémentaires

ISSN : 1746-0654
Fiche éditeur : http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/repv20/15/2

Rechercher dans le catalogue :

Centre Alexandre-Koyré

Campus Condorcet / bât. EHESS
2 cours des Humanités
93322 Aubervilliers cedex