Seeing Green: The Use and Abuse of American Environmental Images
by Finis Dunaway
University of Chicago Press, 2015
Paper: 978-0-226-59761-4 | eISBN: 978-0-226-16993-4 | Cloth: 978-0-226-16990-3
Library of Congress Classification P96.E572U63 2015
Dewey Decimal Classification 363.7014
Reference metadata exposed for Zotero via unAPI.
“Dunaway’s methodological approach to visual culture is extremely important for western historians as well as those in all historical subdisciplines. Rather than using images as mere illustrations of arguments made through more traditional source materials, Dunaway analyzes photographs, advertisements, cartoons, television shows, and films as primary historical texts. His deep readings show clearly that visual culture not only reflects social values but also actively shapes history. . . . Seeing Green is a must-read for those interested in the role of images in shaping American environmentalism and, perhaps more importantly, should serve as a methodological best practice for historians desirous of incorporating visual culture into their analysis.”