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Synopsis: Roger Fenton achieved widespread fame for his coverage of the Crimean War, as it was the first extensive photographic documentation of a war. "The Valley of the Shadow of Death" is regarded as one of the most important photographs of war that has ever been recorded. However, the Crimean photographs account for only a small section of the thousands that he produced, and of the many subjects in which he took an interest.
Fenton's work was greatly admired by Queen Victoria, and he was commissioned to take portraits of the royal family. He traveled and photographed extensively in the United Kingdom and Russia. He also photographed still lifes and landscapes. These landscapes, full of Romantic poetic sensibility, may be the greatest tribute to his art, revealing the audacity and innovation of his vision, together with a sense of serene harmony. They provide a unique view of the Victorian aesthetic.
In an introductory essay, Richard Pare provides an account of the artist's life, and his many and varied contributions to the art of photography.
About the Author:
Roger Fenton, born in Lancashire, England, was one of the pioneering forces in the nascent photographic world of the nineteenth century. Although he studied painting in Paris under Paul Delaroche, he soon became a champion of the new medium of photography. In 1847, he was one of the founding members of the Photographic Club, the first photographic society in Britain, and probably in the world. He was also responsible for the formation of the Royal Photographic Society. During his career, which lasted for ten years from 1852, he covered an unusually diverse and extensive range of subject matter, and earned a prominent place among the few universal photographers.
Richard Pare, author of the text, has been Curator of Photography for the Canadian Center for Architecture in New York since its inception in 1974.
Title: Roger Fenton: Photographer of the 1850s : ...
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Book Description South Bank Board, 1988. Book Condition: Good. 1st Ed.. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP35504600
Book Description Yale University Press for the South Bank Board, London, 1988. Soft Covers. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. Fenton, Roger (illustrator). First Edition. B/w illustrated soft covers - browning/minimally chipped/slightly corner-creased. viii + 184pp., including b/w illustrations. A hin t of browning. A Good copy. The price includes an allowance for any extra UK P&P - the item weighs well in excess of 1kg. Overseas buyers should contact the seller direct to negotiate appropriate P&P fees. Bookseller Inventory # 9649
Book Description South Bank Board, 1988. Book Condition: Used - Very Good. VG paperback. Exhibition catalogue, with B&W illustrations. Owner's bookplate on front cover verso; very slight wear at foot of spine. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS227005I
Book Description South Bank Board. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: Good. 1853320161 Paperback. Light wear to covers, corners and edges. Sound and unmarked. Good+ condition. Bookseller Inventory # N10A10027
Book Description South Bank Board, London, 1988. 1st ed.. Slight wear to edges of cover. Exhibition held at the Hayward Gallery, Feb.-April 1988. Used - Very Good. VG paperback exhibition catalogue. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS180147I
Book Description South Bank Board / Yale, 1988. Softcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Presentable, sound and clean copy. White card covers slightly yellowed, a litle marking. No inscriptions. 184 pages, many plates, chronology, glossary, list of works. Size: 4to. Category: Photography; ISBN: 1853320161. ISBN/EAN: 9781853320163. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 24792. Bookseller Inventory # 24792
Book Description South Bank Board, London, 1988. SOFTCOVER. 1st Edition. Heavy Square Quarto size (4to) in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 184pp, plates etc . . . . . [ CONDITION : An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (covers faintly tanned) ] . . . . . . . . . . . NOTE Due to size and/or weight standard shipping to destinations outside the UK will cost more than the price shown above. Orders made by card will be completed after you have approved the extra cost. . . . . . . . . . . . . To see more of our Photo books type DbbPHOTO in the Keywords search box. . . . . . . . We always ship in strong card packing. Bookseller Inventory # TEH40304
Book Description South Bank Centre, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. 184 pp. b/w illus. fading on/around spine, sl. wear to edges ow vg clean condition. Bookseller Inventory # 108626
Book Description South Bank Board/Yale University Press, London, 1988. Paper. Very good paperback copy. viii, 184pp, b/w photos throughout. Size: 28x25cms. Bookseller Inventory # 020057
Book Description South Bank Board, London, 1988. Soft Back. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition. WE SPECIALIZE IN PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS. From the shelf in our private library. 184pp. 161 plates. With the exhibition. Known mainly for his photos of the Crimean War, Fenton was the main instigator in the founding of The Photographic Society [RPS]. These photos with Lloyd's informative text, on Russia, Portraits, British Museum, The Crimean War, landscape, architecture, costumes and still-life. An excellent resource on 'probably the greatest photographer of the 19th C'. Glossary. List of works. Chronology. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # P10158A