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A History of Photography. From 1839 to the Present By TASCHEN

A History of Photography. From 1839 to the Present by TASCHEN

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From delivery boy to one of the most important industrialists in history: founder of Kodak George Eastman had a decidedly American career. Upon his death, his house became an international museum of photography and film: to this day, it holds the largest collection of its kind in the world. This volume curates the most impressive images from...

A History of Photography. From 1839 to the Present Summary

A History of Photography. From 1839 to the Present by TASCHEN

George Eastman's career developed in a particularly American way. The founder of Kodak progressed from a delivery boy to one of the most important industrialists in American history, and a crucial innovator in photographic history.

Eastman 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, containing over 400,000 images and negatives-among them the work of such masters as Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, and Ansel Adams.

Home also to 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 for researchers, photographers, and collectors from all over the world. This volume curates the most impressive images from the collection in chronological order to offer an incomparable overview of photographic history.

A History of Photography. From 1839 to the Present Reviews

"An intelligent introduction to the history of photography. In every respect, an outstanding work."
"Substantial in scope and depth. The George Eastman House Collection is invaluable to anybody interested in photography."

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GOR006800304
9783836540995
3836540991
A History of Photography. From 1839 to the Present by TASCHEN
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Hardback
Taschen GmbH
2012-09-25
768
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