PhotoHistorica

PhotoHistorica

Landmarks in Photography : Rare Images From the Collection of the Royal Photographic Society

Book - 2000
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For the first time, photographs from the Royal Photographic Society are gathered together in a fascinating, unique tribute to the art form. Highlights include one of the world's oldest photographic images; rare works by Stieglitz, Steichen, and Coburn; selections from the collections of Julia Margaret Cameron and Roger Fenton; extraordinary images from mid-nineteenth-century travelers who brought back "exotic" prints from the East; and eccentric and beautiful works from unknown professional and amateur photographers. Taken together, they represent an unbroken thread linking the development of genres, styles, and techniques.

From portraiture to journalism, landscape to fashion, PhotoHistorica juxtaposes work both familiar and unfamiliar, putting images into a provocative thematic context. Every page reveals the enduring power of photography.



Baker & Taylor
A collection of rare photographs from the Royal Photographic Society traces the history of photography with a look at some of the world's oldest images; works by Stieglitz, Coburn, and Steichen; nineteenth-century travel photographs; and a host of images by unknown professional and amateur photographers.

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This volume presents 300-plus color and duotone photographs from The Royal Photographic Society's archives. They represent an unbroken thread linking the development of photographic genres, styles, and techniques. Highlights include rare work by Stieglitz, Steichen, and Coburn; selections from the world's largest collection of the works of Roger Fenton and Julia Margaret Cameron; and some of the first images brought back to the West from the Far East, Africa, and the Pacific. They are organized by theme portraiture, social documentary, domestic and art photography, fashion and nudes, landscape and architecture, nature and science, travel, and exploration and tourism. The volume also contains text by Pam Roberts, curator of the collection, and a preface by Paul McCartney. Oversize: 11x13. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : Artisan, 2000
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781579651695
1579651690
Branch Call Number: 779 Roberts 2000
Characteristics: 336 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm

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