Retrographic: History's Most Exciting Images Transformed into Living Colour

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The past has never looked so alive as presented on the jaw-droppingly handsome pages of Retrographic, and since publication, this ground-breaking book has been hailed in the media as a revolutionary new way to access the past. By gathering an exclusive collection of 120 of the world’s most important images from photographic grandmasters such as Dorothea Lange and Alfred Eisenstaedt, as-well-as Pulitzer Prize winners Malcolm Brown and Nick Ut - this is a book which truly celebrates our shared visual heritage.
Through accepting Retrographic into its prestigious private research collection, London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) has recognised the book’s importance to the History of Photography. Alongside rarer images, Retrographic transforms these world-famous classics from the black and white greyscale of the past, and allows these visual time-capsules to explode into the 21st century world of living colour.
The carefully researched and skilfully colourised photographs provided by Retrographic’s talented team of international contributors, are displayed alongside a succinct and fact-packed narrative from digital journalist Michael D. Carroll.
From the raging explosion of the Hindenburg disaster, which ended the glamour of intercontinental travel by airship, to watching as battle-hardened American marines raise the flag at Iwu Jima during the height of WW2 - through Retrographic - history’s most dramatic moments can be seen, literally, in a new light.
The reader will witness some of the most emotive scenes from the past, such as the seductive vulnerability of tragic screen icon Marilyn Monroe, and learn why the passion of a shared kiss between a sailor and a nurse at Times Square came to symbolise the unrestrained joy of peace that still hits us in the heart today.
With each turn of the page offering a fresh surprise, powerful subjects from this eclectic collection include;

19th Century: the birth of America, the Victorians, exploration, the Old West, colonialism, indigenous people, science, warfare.

20th century: lifestyle, WW1, Great Depression, WW2, Hollywood, US, Russian, German, French and British history, the Cold War, 50's and 60's popular icons and the social revolution.

With a forward by Royal Photographic Society Ambassador Jeff Vickers, and littered with informative gems that bounces themes of conflict, exploration, progress, regression, culture, and hope, across the 190-year Age of the Image, Retrographic is the ultimate celebration of human civilization’s most impactful medium.
Retrographic’s appeal is wide. Readers both young and old, of all backgrounds, races, colours, and creeds, will find scenes from the past they can relate to, and understand.

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Author Michael D. Carroll is the founder and photographic director of bespoke photo-agency Media Drum World. He lives in Birmingham, UK with his wife and daughter.

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It's difficult to imagine some of the key points in history in full colour. Unless you were there to live through them, it may seem that key events all happened in black and white. Was life in colour before the mid 20th century? Of course, it was, and a new photography book has been released to help bring these images to a new audience in stunning and enlightening colour.
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Now held in the art collection of London's Victoria and Albert Museum.

American history has never looked brighter as colorized images of historical moments and people are featured in Michael D. Carroll's new book, Retrographic: History's most exciting images transformed into living color.

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It's difficult to imagine some of the key points in history in full colour. Unless you were there to live through them, it may seem that key events all happened in black and white. Was life in colour before the mid 20th century? Of course, it was, and a new photography book has been released to help bring these images to a new audience in stunning and enlightening colour.
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The end result from a team who is passionate about their craft, and connected to their work, is an endearing project that excels at connecting the past and the present through the act of colorization.
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