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Thomas Annan of Glasgow

Pioneer of the Documentary Photograph

In the wake of Glasgow's transformation in the nineteenth-century into an industrial powerhouse–the “Second City of the Empire”–a substantial part of the old town of Adam Smith degenerated into an overcrowded and disease-ridden slum. The Old Closes and Streets of Glasgow, Thomas Annan's photographic record of this central section of the city prior to its demolition in accordance with the City of Glasgow Improvements Act of 1866, is widely recognized as a classic of nineteenth-century docum...


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  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Series : OBP collection
  • Place of publication : Cambridge
  • Year of publication : 2015
  • Published on OpenEdition Books : 29 novembre 2016
  • EAN (Print version) : 9781783741274
  • Electronic EAN : 9782821876156
  • Number of pages : x + 182 p.

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