A History of Photography: From 1839 to the Present (Bibliotheca Universalis)

August 8, 2019 - Comment

This is a unique survey of photography from its origins until now. From a delivery boy to one of the most important industrialists in American history, George Eastman’s career developed in a particularly American way. The founder of Kodak died in 1932, and left his house to the University of Rochester., Since 1949 the site

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This is a unique survey of photography from its origins until now. From a delivery boy to one of the most important industrialists in American history, George Eastman’s career developed in a particularly American way. The founder of Kodak died in 1932, and left his house to the University of Rochester., Since 1949 the site has operated as an international museum of photography and film, and today holds the largest collection of its kind in the world. The continually expanding photography collection contains over 400,000 images and negatives – among them the work of Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, Ansel Adams and others – as well as 23,000 cinema films, five million film stills, one of the most important silent film collections, technical equipment and a library with 40,000 books on photography and film. The George Eastman House is a pilgrimage site and a place of worship for researchers, photographers and collectors from all over the world., This volume shows in chronological order the most impressive images and the most important developments in the art of light that is photography. It provides in its huge collection and themes a unique survey of the medium from its origins until now.

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Anonymous says:

Beautiful book Purchased as a Christmas presentReally interesting and beautiful bookIf you enjoy photography and art, this is the book for you

Anonymous says:

Gift A gift for a photography student, he loved it.

Anonymous says:

this book is such a great addition to my photographic book collection this book is such a great addition to my photographic book collection, it adds so much history on the subject. It is concise, comprehensive and above all a really great manageable sized. Written intelligently , not just a “coffee table” volume. A welcome addition for anyone who has a real passion for the subject, I can envisage this becoming my reference book of choice. To learn more of the history, just as the title says.Such amazing value for money. Thank you Taschen/George…

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