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The Daguerreotype: A Sesquicentennial Celebration.

WOOD, John (ed.):

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ISBN 10: 0877452245 / ISBN 13: 9780877452249
Editorial: Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1989., 1989
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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xi, 1 leaf, 141 pp; 100 illus.; figs. Original cloth, square 4to. An ex-library copy with the usual markings, else Near Fine, in near fine dust jacket. N° de ref. de la librería 22864

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Título: The Daguerreotype: A Sesquicentennial ...

Editorial: Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1989.

Año de publicación: 1989

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good

Edición: 1st Edition

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Essays on the history and critique of the daguerreotype give pertinence to the 100 plates illustrated as examples of the photographic art form

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The daguerreotype--a photograph produced on a silver plate--was invented in 1839 by Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre and thrived for only two decades before the method was supplanted by paper-based photography. This volume of nine scholarly essays, illustrated with over 100 previously unpublished daguerreotypes (34 in color), is essentially an appreciation, and while a general reader might savor the beauty of the images, the text is specialized, assuming a knowledge of both photographic theory and history. A professor at McNeese State University in Iowa, Wood bemoans the daguerreotype's fate as a mere precursor to photography and argues for its status as serious art. Other essayists take up topics such as the contributions to the daguerreotype of American photographers Josiah Johnson Hawes and Albert Sands Southworth and the initial ambivalence of Americans (an early writer called the daguerreotype "really quite frightful . . . now every thing and every body may have to encounter his double every where" sic). The striking pictures included here range from anonymous efforts ("Portrait of Uncle George and Gus") to work by Matthew Brady, and in intention from documentary to artistic.
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