French daguerreotypes

Janet E. Buerger ; foreword by Walter Clark ; technical appendix by Alice Swan

Upon its introduction in 1839, the daguerreotype was hailed as a magical reflection of reality. Today, these early examples of the first practical photographic process offer fascinating windows into the past. The daguerreotypes collected here not only document the birth of photography and its aesthetic and historical legacy but also provide insight into French art and culture. Lavishly illustrated, this volume is the first complete catalog of the French daguerreotype collection of the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House. Janet E. Buerger uses this remarkable collection of images to produce a cultural history of the daguerreotype's most learned following--an elite group of mid-nineteenth-century intellectuals who sought to understand and develop the usefulness, potential, and beauty of this camera image. This varied group, including entrepreneurs, painters, scientists, and historians, enables Buerger to trace the influence of photography into virtually every area of nineteenth-century European intellectual life.

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書名 French daguerreotypes
著作者等 Buerger, Janet E.
International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House
Clark Walter
出版元 University of Chicago Press
刊行年月 1989
ページ数 xxi, 256 p.
大きさ 29 cm
ISBN 0226079856
NCID BA07747143
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国