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Art and the Early Photographic Album

Art and the Early Photographic Album (Hardback)

Edited by Bann, Stephen

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One of the most prized categories of early photography was the reproduction of artworks, a role in which photographs largely replaced engravings in book imagery during the mid-19th century. Photographs of paintings, sculptures, and other works were compiled in albums, ranging fro...m surveys of museum collections and catalogues of works by single artists to illustrated travel guides and archaeological reports. While such albums have often been valued for documentary purposes, their broader role in the institutional development of art has, until now, been overlooked. The first book on the subject, this collection of twelve essays explores topics such as how the acclaim of artists like Rubens grew because their paintings reproduced so well in photographs, how Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel frescoes were given a new public identity by the photographer's choice of striking details never explored in traditional prints, and other important ways in which photographically illustrated publications influenced the experience and the history of art.
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ISBN 9780300135909
Released NZ 15 Apr 2011
Publisher Yale University Press
Format Hardback
Series Studies in the History of Art Series
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ISBN-13 9780300135909
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Status Back Order Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
Publisher Yale University Press
Imprint Yale University Press
Released 15 Apr 2011
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Bann, Stephen
Series Studies in the History of Art Series
Category The Arts: General Issues
History of Art
Photography & Photographs
Special Kinds Of Photography
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 239mm
Height: 284mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code 709.034
Weight 1,816g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Art and photography - Congresses, Photograph albums - Congresses
NBS Text Fine Arts / Art History
ONIX Text General/trade

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