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From Life: Julia Margaret Cameron and Victorian Photography Hardcover – October 17, 2003

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (October 17, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1403960194
  • ISBN-13: 978-1403960191
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.4 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #424,737 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


"savvy, scrupulously researched new especially lucid description of Cameron's arduous techniques..."--Caryn James, The New York Times
"[Olsen's] book is agreeable and lively...."--Claire Tomalin, TLS

"...Olsen uses Cameron's life to shed light...on women's place in society."--Jonathan Keats, Art & Auction

About the Author

Victoria C. Olsen holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University where she was a Scholar at the Institute of Research on Women and Gender.

More About the Author

Victoria Olsen teaches in the Expository Writing Program at New York University, where she works with first-year filmmakers, actors, dramatists, dancers, and photographers on understanding art in words. She is the author of a biography of Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron (2003), two young-adult biographies, a historical novel about a Victorian girl with dyslexia, and articles on art for various national publications like Smithsonian Magazine. She keeps a blog of close readings of photographs and films at Born and raised in New York City, she left to earn a Ph.D. in English at Stanford University, but she has since returned to Brooklyn.

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3 of 8 people found the following review helpful By M. holland on August 1, 2007
Format: Hardcover

in this 21rst century

I wish, ferverntly to promote

the irreproachhable photography of Julia Margaret Cameron .

To this day, I believe

No one has quite captured the inner energy and ardour of her subjects .

This book is a welcome treat.

It is a biography that helpfully describes & entertainingly so

this peculiar era

born of restraint, but passion too.

That of the late 19th century.

This bio really lends a witty feel to these surroundings, not dull !

To all who might be dis wayed from Victorian culture

Think again !

A fascinating and creative bunch .

Take a chance

and discover the life and photography of Julia Margaret Cameron !
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