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Apr 11, 2015 Staircases 
 
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The analysis of how a single architectural element has been photographed since the dawn of photography reveals a lot about stylistic trends. 
  
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Exhibition: Architecture: Staircases 
  
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Apr 11, 2015 Early photographs of American Folk Art from the David A. Schorsch collection 
 
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Early photographs of American folk paintings constitute a unique archive of works by both recognized and unknown artists, frequently even preserving a visual record of otherwise unknown paintings. A large number of early daguerreotypists practiced this lucrative work at a time when photography afforded Americans their first opportunity to have accurate copies of works of art, especially much desired copies of portraits of family members lost to death or distance. These copy images vary greatly in quality and interest, from mere duplicates to works of art in their own right. Between 1840 and 1860 most were produced by three photographic methods—as daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and tintypes, each of which produced a single copy. By 1860, negative-based cartes-de-visite, inexpensive and readily available in multiples, effectively wiped out the earlier techniques. Surviving advertisements, broadsides, trade cards, and labels document that photographers from itinerant practitioners to the most famous studios in major cities offered copy work. 
  
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Exhibition: Early photographs of American Folk Art from the David A. Schorsch collection 
  
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Apr 11, 2015 Structural Steel 
 
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Structural steel made skyscrapers possible, it provided the framework for the Eiffel Tower and the Marseille Transborder bridge so beloved by Modernist photographers including Herbert Bayer, Germaine Krull, Man Ray, Marcel Bovis, Brassai, François Kollar, André Steiner, Tim Gidal and László Moholy-Nagy. The contrasting voids of steel and sky and their height encouraged an upward vision and those changes in viewpoint became embedded in avant-garde and Modernist photography. 
  
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Apr 11, 2015 The Haj 
 
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Mar 28, 2015 The Next Phase 
 In the last Newsletter (Vol 9.01, March 27, 2015) the current scale of Luminous-Lint was outlined and it now includes:
 
58,000 photographs from all periods and regions of the world
2,600 public and private collections have supplied material
17,932 photographer names included for 7,428 different photographers
1,120 themes with their own continually improving histories of photography [Subscribers]
3,800 fragments with over 5,000 footnotes to support the themes [Subscribers]
8,254 references to books, articles and conference papers [Subscribers]
1,381 online exhibitions (online or in planning)
 
The real power is in the millions of interconnections throughout Luminous-Lint. The next phase will be the creation of Online Exhibitions that address some of the gaps in the overall framework. If you have a suggestion for a Theme do send it through. 
  
  
  
Dec 28, 2014 Jean-Gabriel Eynard 
 
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Drink a glass of Kirsch or Damassine to celebrate the birth of Jean-Gabriel Eynard... (1775, 28 December - 1863, 5 February) Early Swiss photographer who took Daguerreotype studies of his family and servants. 
  
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Dec 28, 2014 Ed Van der Elsken 
 Raise a glass to the memory of Dutch photographer Ed Van der Elsken...
(1925, 10 March - 1990, 28 December)
 
Highly respected Dutch photographer who produced a vast range of books and films covering his travels around the world. Between 1950 and 1954 he lived in Paris and documented the love life of Ann (the real life painter Vali Myers) and the photographs were published in the 1956 photobook classic "Love on the Left Bank" (Holland: Export printing office W. vonk). 
  
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Dec 26, 2014 Henri Le Secq 
 Raise a glass of absinthe to the memory of Henri Le Secq...
(1818, 18 August - 1882, 26 December)
 
Early French photographer who used waxed paper negatives. His finest works are the architectural shots he took for the ‘Commission des Monuments Historiques‘. 
  
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Dec 25, 2014 Louis de Clercq 
 
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Raise a glass of mulled wine to the memory of Louis de Clercq...
(1836, 25 December - 1901, 27 December)
 
French photographer who accompanied the 1858-59 expedition of the historian Emmanuel-Guillaume Rey to study sites in Syria and Asia Minor. He published 222 calotypes in his six volume work Voyage en Orient 1859-1860, villes, monuments et vues pittoresques (1860).
 
A Most Merry Festive Season to you all... 
  
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Jun 14, 2014 Newsletter 8.02 - June 14, 2014 has been emailed 
 
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The Luminous-Lint Newsletter 8.02 - June 14, 2014 has been emailed to all those on our mailing list and you can subscribe to these free newsletters if you haven't already done so.
 
Past issues of the newsletter are in the library on the Luminous-Lint website. Best, Alan 
  
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