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The Resource Camera aloft : Edward Steichen in the Great War, von Hardesty, National Air and Space Museum ; researcher, Gene Eisman

Camera aloft : Edward Steichen in the Great War, von Hardesty, National Air and Space Museum ; researcher, Gene Eisman

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Camera aloft : Edward Steichen in the Great War
Title
Camera aloft
Title remainder
Edward Steichen in the Great War
Statement of responsibility
von Hardesty, National Air and Space Museum ; researcher, Gene Eisman
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Contributor
Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Edward Steichen (1879-1973) played a key role in the development of photography in the twentieth century. He is well known for his varied career as an artist, a celebrated photographer and a museum curator. However, Steichen is less known for his pivotal role in shaping America's first experiments in aerial photography as a tool for intelligence gathering in what may be called his 'lost years'. In Camera Aloft, Von Hardesty tells how Steichen volunteered in 1917 to serve in the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF). He rose rapidly in the ranks of the Air Service, emerging as Chief of Air Photography during the dramatic final offensives of the war. His photo sections were responsible for the rapid processing of aerial images gained through the daily and hazardous sorties over the front and in the enemy rear areas. What emerged in the eighteen months of his active service was a new template for modern aerial reconnaissance. The aerial camera, as with new weapons such as the machine gun, the tank and the airplane, profoundly transformed modern warfare
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UkCbUP
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1939-
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Hardesty, Von
Dewey number
  • 940.4/4973092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
D639.P39
LC item number
H37 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Eisman, Gene
Series statement
Cambridge Centennial of Flight
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  • Steichen, Edward
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Aerial observation (Military science)
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • War photographers
  • War photography
Label
Camera aloft : Edward Steichen in the Great War, von Hardesty, National Air and Space Museum ; researcher, Gene Eisman
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 21 Dec 2015)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword: Taking the camera aloft -- War and exile -- A new life in the military -- Over there -- The world of air observation -- Taking charge -- Over the front -- War and photography -- Appendix: Life at the cutting edge: the photo sections
Control code
CR9781139024433
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 194 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521820554
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Camera aloft : Edward Steichen in the Great War, von Hardesty, National Air and Space Museum ; researcher, Gene Eisman
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 21 Dec 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword: Taking the camera aloft -- War and exile -- A new life in the military -- Over there -- The world of air observation -- Taking charge -- Over the front -- War and photography -- Appendix: Life at the cutting edge: the photo sections
Control code
CR9781139024433
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 194 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521820554
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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