Обложка книги The Dawn of Photography: French Daguerreotypes, 1839-1855 (Аудиокнига)

The Dawn of Photography: French Daguerreotypes, 1839-1855 (Аудиокнига)

ISBN: 0300101899; 9780300101898;
Издательство: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Book DescriptionLouis Jacques Mand? Daguerre grabbed the attention of the world in 1839 with a new invention: the daguerreotype. These magically detailed, one-of-a-kind images on silver-plated sheets of copper were the first photographs shown to thepublic. They boldly announced a revolution that would forever change the history of visual representation. This comprehensive catalogue on CD-ROM discusses various aspects of the daguerreotype in France during its heyday from 1839 to 1855. It traces theopposed attitudes of the scientific and artistic communities toward the invention; Daguerre's modern marketing techniques; the growth of the daguerreotype business, especially in professional portrait studios; the role of so-called scientific daguerreotypes in the evolving field of anthropology; the decline of the daguerreotype in France with the advent of photography on paper; and much more. There are also 175 entries on individual daguerreotypes, all illustrated in full color; an...