The Resource Framing a lost city : science, photography, and the making of Machu Picchu, Amy Cox Hall

Framing a lost city : science, photography, and the making of Machu Picchu, Amy Cox Hall

Label
Framing a lost city : science, photography, and the making of Machu Picchu
Title
Framing a lost city
Title remainder
science, photography, and the making of Machu Picchu
Statement of responsibility
Amy Cox Hall
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When Hiram Bingham, a historian from Yale University, first saw Machu Picchu in 1911, it was a ruin obscured by overgrowth whose terraces were farmed a by few families. A century later, Machu Picchu is a UNESCO world heritage site visited by more than a million tourists annually. This remarkable transformation began with the photographs that accompanied Bingham's article published in National Geographic magazine, which depicted Machu Picchu as a lost city discovered. Focusing on the practices, technologies, and materializations of Bingham's three expeditions to Peru (1911, 1912, 1914-1915), this book makes a convincing case that visualization, particularly through the camera, played a decisive role in positioning Machu Picchu as both a scientific discovery and a Peruvian heritage site. Amy Cox Hall argues that while Bingham's expeditions relied on the labor, knowledge, and support of Peruvian elites, intellectuals, and peasants, the practice of scientific witnessing, and photography specifically, converted Machu Picchu into a cultural artifact fashioned from a distinct way of seeing. Drawing on science and technology studies, she situates letter writing, artifact collecting, and photography as important expeditionary practices that helped shape the way we understand Machu Picchu today. Cox Hall also demonstrates that the photographic evidence was unstable, and, as images circulated worldwide, the "lost city" took on different meanings, especially in Peru, which came to view the site as one of national patrimony in need of protection from expeditions such as Bingham's
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TxU/DLC
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Hall, Amy Cox
Dewey number
985/.37
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F 3429.1 .M3 H35 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long series in Latin American and Latino art and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Peruvian Expeditions
  • Yale Peruvian Expedition
  • Yale Peruvian Expedition
  • Bingham, Hiram
  • Bingham, Hiram
  • Peruvian Expeditions
  • Yale Peruvian Expedition
  • Machu Picchu Site (Peru)
  • Peru
  • Anthropological ethics
  • Photography
  • Anthropological ethics
  • Antiquities
  • Photography
  • Peru
  • Peru
Label
Framing a lost city : science, photography, and the making of Machu Picchu, Amy Cox Hall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: seeing science -- Sight -- Epistolary science -- Huaquero vision -- Circulation -- Latin America as laboratory -- Discovery aesthetics -- Picturing the miserable Indian for science -- Contests -- The politics of seeing -- Conclusion: artifact
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 267 pages
Isbn
9781477313671
Lccn
2016054039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)965617478
  • (OCoLC)ocn965617478
Label
Framing a lost city : science, photography, and the making of Machu Picchu, Amy Cox Hall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: seeing science -- Sight -- Epistolary science -- Huaquero vision -- Circulation -- Latin America as laboratory -- Discovery aesthetics -- Picturing the miserable Indian for science -- Contests -- The politics of seeing -- Conclusion: artifact
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 267 pages
Isbn
9781477313671
Lccn
2016054039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)965617478
  • (OCoLC)ocn965617478

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