A.A.E. Disderi and the Carte de Visite Portrait Photograph (Yale Publications in the History of Art)
by Professor Elizabeth Anne McCauley
Publisher's Description
Using the career of A.A.E. Disdéri, photographer and inventor of the carte de visite, McCauley describes the history and significance of this most successful product. The carte de visite becomes a unique means for McCauley's examination of the social and cultural life of the mid-nineteenth century French middle class--"their morals and manners, fashions and obsessions"--the publisher. The numerous reproductions along with McCauley's well researched and finely written text make this an important contribution on nineteenth-century photography.
ISBN: 0300031696
Publisher: Yale University Press
Hardcover : 256 pages
Language: English
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