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Image and Enterprise: The Photography of Adolphe Braun 
 
  
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Hardcover 
160 pages 
Thames & Hudson 
Published 2000 
  
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Ever since their creation in 19th France, Adolphe Braun's photographic images have been uniformly praised for their beauty. Trained as a textile designer, Braun initially used the nascent technology of photography to produce a marvelous and thoughtful presented herbarium, providing designers and art students with a source book of natural models. Having established his reputation as a top-ranking photograher, he went on to document everything from French landscape and architecture to the events and legacies of the Franco-Prussian War. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.  
  
 
  
About the Author 
  
Contributing authors: Mary Bergstein, Associate Professor, Liberal Arts, Rhode Island School of Design; Maureen C. O'Brien, Curator of Painting and Sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art; Susan A. Hay, Curator of Coustumes and Textiles, Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art; Christian Kempf, Braun Scholar; Naomi Rosenblum, PhD, Art History; Deborah Bright, Professor of Photography and Art History, Rhode Island School of Design --This text refers to the Paperback edition.  
  
 
  
Book Description 
  
Ever since their creation in nineteenth-century France, Adolphe Braun's photographic images have been uniformly praised for their beauty. Braun was a trained textile designer who initially used the nascent technology of photography to document the French landscape and architecture, traditional regional costume, animal breeds and husbandry, and the events and legacies of the Franco-Prussian war. Braun's opulent bouquets of flowers are at once lush, delicate, and richly tonal; his landscapes are breathtaking and immediate; his animal studies arresting; his war photos dramatic and unrelenting. He created thousands of visual souvenirs of pristine alpine sites and would ultimately become one of the first to reproduce works of art photographically for a mass audience. Although the creation of "fine art" was not his intention, Braun produced work that was (and still is) synonymous with superb technical and artistic resolution, as he sought to identify popular uses for the process of photography. Through Braun's provocative work, Image and Enterprise explores the origins of contemporary visual communication--from the evolution of photography to the means of dissemination to the public. The introductory essays give an overview of Braun's photographic enterprise, his use of new technology, and the political and economic climate in which his business flourished. Other essays examine discrete aspects of Braun's work in the context of contemporary social, economic, and cultural history. Published to accompany an exhibition at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Cleveland Museum of Art.
 
  
 
  

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Image and Enterprise: The Photography of Adolphe Braun 
  
Adolphe Braun; Mary Bergstein (Editor); Maureen C. O'Brien (Editor); & Cleveland Museum of Art
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Image and Enterprise, The Photography of Adolphe Braun 
  
Maureen C. O'Brien (Editor); & Mary Bergstein (Editor)
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