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Fotografie. Das 19. Jahrhundert. 
 
  
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Hardcover 
144 pages 
Prestel 
Published 2002 
  
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The 1999 namesake of this book presented twentieth-century photographs that were very familiar and typical of their photographers. It also hinted that companion albums were on the way. Here is one, temporally oriented like its forebear, and pleading the case for the individuality of the photographer in each left-hand-page annotation of one of the 60-odd pictures displayed (usually) on right-hand pages. Along with the evaluative note are a small portrait and a biographical precis of the photographer, and another of his works printed at about snapshot size. Including Fox Talbot's 1844 still life of a broom in an open doorway; Bayard's 1840 Self-Portrait as a Drowned Man, Paris (one of the grandest poor-me gestures ever made); Howlett's 1857 portrait of shipbuilder Isambard Kingdom Brunel nonchalantly posed, smoking a cigar, before massive iron chains; Watkins' still breathtaking Yosemite Valley from the Best General View (1866); Kasebier's mother-daughter icon Blessed Art Thou among Women; and others as famous, the book lives up to its name and earns entree into all popular-photography collections. Ray Olson 
  
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This newest addition to the "Icons" series examines the enduring legacy of photography's pioneers in beautifully reproduced full-page images and lively, knowledgeable texts offering critical and biographical information on the artists profiled. From Daguerre and Niepce's early experiments with the camera obscura to Atget's studies of the urban environment; from Roger Fenton's glorification of the Crimean War to Mathew Brady's realistic portrayals of America's Civil... read more --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.  
  
 
  
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This newest addition to the "Icons" series examines the enduring legacy of photography's pioneers in beautifully reproduced full-page images and lively, knowledgeable texts offering critical and biographical information on the artists profiled.  
  
 
  
Although photography is largely considered a twentieth (and now twenty-first-) century art form, its inception in the nineteenth century ignited an artistic and scientific frenzy as discovery after discovery moved the art forward at lightning speed. Technical advances, such as heliographs, daguerreotypes, calotypes and tintypes, albumen, collodion, and platinum prints were all introduced before 1900 by artists whose names are still revered today. From Daguerre and Niepce's early experiments with the camera obscura to Atget's studies of the urban environment; from Roger Fenton's documentation of the Crimean War to Mathew Brady's realistic portrayals of America's Civil War; from Muybridge's galloping horses to Julia Margaret Cameron's romantic portraits; from Felix Nadar's infamous female nude to Lewis Carroll's celebrated portraits of girls-here are the geniuses and masterpieces who helped transform a scientific discovery into a means of artistic expression. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
 
  
 
 
  
 
  
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