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Fratelli Alinari
593.01   Alinari: Italy: Florence
593.02   Alinari: The statues of Florence
Albums
593.03   Album of cyanotypes of Florence, Italy (1880s or later)
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Fratelli Alinari 
  
593.01   Europe >  Alinari: Italy: Florence 
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593.02   Europe >  Alinari: The statues of Florence 
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Albums 
  
593.03   Europe >  Album of cyanotypes of Florence, Italy (1880s or later) 
  
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Cyanotypes are rarely found in Italy. Cyanotype views are even rarer, while twelve topographical cyanotypes in a studio album format are virtually unknown, at least in my experience as a collector. Unfortunately, the studio which produced these images is not indicated, though the maker would appear to be a professional photographer who had worked in Florence. He used more than one lens, and he had access to privileged viewpoints, which would not have been available to amateurs or visiting foreigners. The subjects reflect the typical itinerary of the ‘grand tour’ souvenir album of the city, and they were probably derived from glass plates made at an earlier date, probably the early 1880s. The positioning of the camera and the absence of shadows suggests that each view was taken at the most appropriate time of the day, i.e., they are the result of a sustained and costly effort to capture the moment when each subject could be photographed to its best advantage. If albums such as this were intended as a commercial enterprise, however, we can reasonably conclude that the attempt was not a commercial success.[1] 
  

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  1. Λ Text courtesy of Michael G. Jacob, Spoleto, Italy 
      

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General reading 
  
1988, Italy: One Hundred Years of Photography, (Florence: Alinari) [Texts by Cesare Colombo and Susan Sontag] [Δ
  
Constantini, P. & Zannier, I., 1986, Itinerario Fiorentino, (Florence: Alinari) [Δ
  
 
  
Readings on, or by, individual photographers 
  
Alinari 
  
Zevi, Filippo, 1978, Alinari: Photographers of Florence, 1852–1920, (Florence and London: Idea Editions and Alinari Edizioni in association with the Scottish Arts Council) [Δ
  
Giuseppe Alinari 
  
Zevi, Filippo, 1978, Alinari: Photographers of Florence, 1852–1920, (Florence and London: Idea Editions and Alinari Edizioni in association with the Scottish Arts Council) [Δ
  
Leopoldo Alinari 
  
Zevi, Filippo, 1978, Alinari: Photographers of Florence, 1852–1920, (Florence and London: Idea Editions and Alinari Edizioni in association with the Scottish Arts Council) [Δ
  
Romualdo Alinari 
  
Zevi, Filippo, 1978, Alinari: Photographers of Florence, 1852–1920, (Florence and London: Idea Editions and Alinari Edizioni in association with the Scottish Arts Council) [Δ
  
Giovanni Brampton Philpot 
  
Tamassia, Marilena (ed.), 2002, Firenza ottocentesca nelle fotografie di J. B. Philpot, (Florence: Sillabe Edizione) [Δ
  
 
  
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Alinari • Alphonse Bernoud  (1820-1889) • Giovanni Brampton Philpot  (1812-1878)
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ThumbnailCyanotypes of Florence, Italy 
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Released (February 10, 2013)
ThumbnailFratelli Alinari (Alinari Brothers) 
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Released (December 4, 2010)
 
  

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   Photographer 
  
ThumbnailAlinari: Italy: Florence 
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ThumbnailAlinari: Italy: Florence: Statues 
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ThumbnailAlphonse Bernoud: Florence, 414, Pitti Palace from Boboli Gardens 
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   Geography 
  
ThumbnailItaly: Florence: Cathedral - Duomo 
ThumbnailItaly: Florence: Piazza della Signoria e Loggia de Lanzi 
ThumbnailItaly: Florence: Pitti Palace - Palazzo Pitti 
ThumbnailItaly: Florence: Ponte Vecchio 
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