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The perfect medium : photography and the occult / Clément Chéroux ... [et al.].

Contributor(s): Chéroux, Clément, 1970- | Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, c2005Description: 287 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour), portraits ; 30 centimetres.ISBN: 0300111363; 9780300111361.Other title: Photography and the occult.Uniform titles: Troisième œil. English Subject(s): Spirit photography -- Exhibitions | Mediums -- Portraits -- Exhibitions | Photography, Artistic -- ExhibitionsOther classification: AP 94206 | AP 95700 | BM 9440 Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Photography and the occult / Pierre Apraxine, Sophie Schmit -- [pt. 1]. Photographs of spirits. -- Mumler's ghosts / Crista Cloutier -- "A photographer of marvels" : Frederick Hudson and the beginnings of spirit photography in Europe / Andreas Fischer -- Ghost dialectics : spirit photography in entertainment and belief / Clément Chéroux -- "The most disreputable camera in the world" : spirit photography in the United Kingdom in the early twentieth century / Andreas Fischer -- Conan Doyle : a study in black and white / Sophie Schmit -- [pt. 2]. Photographs of fluids. -- Photographs of fluids : an alphabet of invisible rays / Clément Chéroux -- "La lune au front" : remarks on the history of the photography of thought / Andreas Fischer -- The thoughtography of Ted Serios / Stephen E. Braude -- [pt. 3]. Photographs of mediums. -- "The reciprocal adaptation of optics and phenomena" : the photographic recording of materializations / Andreas Fischer -- The "Margery" case / Pierre Apraxine -- Flammarion and Eusapia Palladino / Denis Canguilhem -- Monitoring the phenomena / Denis Canguilhem -- Franek Kluski's casts / Sophie Schmit.
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"This catalogue is issued in conjunction with the exhibition "The perfect medium : photography and the occult" held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 27 September-31 December 2005." -- page [5]

"This catalogue is a revised edtion of 'Le troisième œil : la photographie et l'occulte'"-- page [5].

Exhibition curators: Pierre Apraxine, Denis Canguilhem, Clément Chéroux, Andreas Fishcer, Sophie Schmit.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 276-281) and index.

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