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Synopsis: Essays on the history and critique of the daguerreotype give pertinence to the 100 plates illustrated as examples of the photographic art form
From Publishers Weekly:
The daguerreotype--a photograph produced on a silver plate--was invented in 1839 by Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre and thrived for only two decades before the method was supplanted by paper-based photography. This volume of nine scholarly essays, illustrated with over 100 previously unpublished daguerreotypes (34 in color), is essentially an appreciation, and while a general reader might savor the beauty of the images, the text is specialized, assuming a knowledge of both photographic theory and history. A professor at McNeese State University in Iowa, Wood bemoans the daguerreotype's fate as a mere precursor to photography and argues for its status as serious art. Other essayists take up topics such as the contributions to the daguerreotype of American photographers Josiah Johnson Hawes and Albert Sands Southworth and the initial ambivalence of Americans (an early writer called the daguerreotype "really quite frightful . . . now every thing and every body may have to encounter his double every where" sic). The striking pictures included here range from anonymous efforts ("Portrait of Uncle George and Gus") to work by Matthew Brady, and in intention from documentary to artistic.
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Title: The Daguerreotype: A Sesquicentennial ...
Publisher: Univ of Iowa Pr
Publication Date: 1989
Book Condition: Good
Edition: 1st ed.
Book Description University of Iowa Press, 1989. Hardcover. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 141 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Good. No dust jacket. Missing dustjacket. Text unmarked. Seller Inventory # Alibris.0005223
Book Description Univ of Iowa Pr, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0877452245
Book Description Iowa City, University of Iowa Press, 1989, 1. Aufl., 1989. Hardcover. Cloth, dust jacket, sewn binding, XI,141, pages, over 100 illustrations in color and black and white, 27,3 x 23,8 cm. Upper corners slightly indented. Gewicht: 1350. Seller Inventory # 89768
Book Description Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1989., 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. xi, 1 leaf, 141 pp; 100 illus.; figs. Original cloth, square 4to. An ex-library copy with the usual markings, else Near Fine, in near fine dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 22864
Book Description University of Iowa Press 1989-06, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: good. 1st. 0877452245. Seller Inventory # 551615
Book Description Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1989., 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. xi, 1 leaf, 141 pp; 100 illus.; figs. Original cloth, square 4to. Near Fine, in near fine dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 22726
Book Description University of Iowa Press, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Like New. Hardcover and dust jacket in mylar. Good binding and cover. DJ spine and wraps near spine sunned. Clean, unmarked pages. Ships daily. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. Seller Inventory # 1009030075
Book Description Univ of Iowa Pr, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020877452245
Book Description University of Iowa Press, 1989. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. First Edition; First Printing. The book is As New, tight, clean and crisp. With sunning to dustjacket's edges and spine, otherwise As New. No inscriptions. No remainder mark. Not ex-library. An excellent copy now protected in a new Mylar cover. ; 10.60 X 9.10 X 1.10 inches. Seller Inventory # 22034
Book Description Univ of Iowa Pr, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Seller Inventory # P010877452245