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Author O'Connor, Mary Elizabeth, 1947-
Title Seduced by modernity : the photography of Margaret Watkins / Mary O'Connor and Katherine Tweedie.
Imprint Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2007]

Author O'Connor, Mary Elizabeth, 1947-
Subject Watkins, Margaret, 1884-1969.
Watkins, Margaret, 1884-1969 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Women photographers -- Canada -- Biography.
Photography, Artistic -- History and criticism.
Alt Name Tweedie, Katherine,
Add Title Photography of Margaret Watkins
Description 1 online resource (xxv, 322 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-310) and index.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (Jstor, viewed March 5, 2018).
Summary Seduced by Modernity is the first book devoted to the life and work of Canadian-born modernist photographer Margaret Watkins. Best known for art and advertising photography executed in New York in the 1920s, Watkins was active in the Clarence White school of photography and a participant in the shift from pictorialism to modernism.
Contents Domesticated to death" : Watkins in Hamilton -- "Like a butterfly hitched to a plow" : becoming an artist, 1909-1915 -- Circulating bodies and selves : Watkins's studies, portraits, and nudes -- Making home in the metropolis : domestic still-life photography -- "Strange offerings" : gender, modernist form, and the selling of modernity -- Modernity and magic : Watkins in Europe, 1928-1931 -- "A study in brass tacks" : photographing in the USSR, 1933 -- The imagined city : Glasgow in the thirties and forties -- Later life and legacy.
Note English.
ISBN 9780773575660 (electronic bk.)
0773575669 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 759157107
Additional Format Print version: O'Connor, Mary Elizabeth, 1947- Seduced by modernity. Montreal ; Ithaca, NY : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2007 9780773531192 (DLC) 2008273509 (OCoLC)77380121

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