The History of Photography: An Overview
by Alma Davenport
Publisher's Description
Focusing on the characters who influenced photography's development the most, Alma Davenport's easy-to-read text is an excellent overview of the history of photography.
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In 1839, the French government announced a major scientific breakthrough: one Louis Daguerre had created a lasting image on a metal plate. Even the wily inventor--who wanted to patent the process before the government stepped in and decided to offer it free to one and all--could not have imagined how his discovery would change and shape the world. Alma Davenport discusses photography as a political and sociological tool in this comprehensive study, and shows how it has altered our lives. She traces its development from calotypes (William Talbot perfected photographic paper even before the Daguerreotype) to tintypes to hand-held cameras and early color experiments, and introduces us to the masters of art and documentary photography.
ISBN: 0826320767
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Paperback : 207 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 8.4 x 10.8 x 0.4 inches
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