California (Week 1)

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California (Week 1)

  1. 1. California: A History by: Kevin StarrCh. 6 The Higher Provincialism<br />
  2. 2. California’sLiteraryCulture<br />The climate  of California gave people an independence and simplicity of manner. <br />By the mid-1850&apos;s San Francisco was supporting something resembling a literary culture, and in 1860, a publishing house was established by Anton Roman. <br />The literary culture  in 1859 was characterized by humor, history, and memoir. In the 1860&apos;s by local color, literary journalism, and poetry. <br />In the 1870&apos;sa continuation with an emphasis on nature writing. <br />A generation of accomplished painters came into California during the Gold Rush and by the late 1870&apos;s, had firmly established California as a center for landscape painting.<br />
  3. 3. Invention<br />California supported art from the frontier days onward <br />The San Francisco Art Union an exhibition and auction house opened its doors in 1851. <br />Photography flourished as well under artists such as Carlton Watkins and EadweardMuybridge<br />Muybridge was an English photographer, known primarily for his important pioneering work, with use of multiple cameras to capture motion, and his zoopraxiscope, a device for projecting motion pictures that pre-dated the celluloid film strip that is still used today<br />

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