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Promiscuous KnowledgeInformation, Image, and Other Truth Games in History$
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Kenneth Cmiel and John Durham Peters

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780226611853

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226670669.001.0001

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The Age of the World Picture, 1925–45

The Age of the World Picture, 1925–45

(p.142) 4 The Age of the World Picture, 1925–45
Promiscuous Knowledge

Kenneth Cmiel

John Durham Peters

University of Chicago Press

Chapter 4 is the "image" counterpart to the argument presented in Chapter 3. The chapter shows how images around 1945 had a summarizing, stabilizing quality parallel to the culture of happy summary discussed in the previous chapter. Topics include Hollywood film, popular magazines, documentary photographs, celebrity photography, photojournalism including war photography, developments in painting including Abstract Expressionism, and philosophical writing about art and images.

Keywords:   images, 1945, cultural summary, Hollywood, magazines, documentary, war photography, photojournalism, philosophy, Abstract Expressionism

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