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GUSTAVE LE GRAY: SEESTUCKE (Gustave Le Gray: Seascapes). Schirmer/Mosel, Munich, 2015. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Prestel Publishing, New York. 104 pp. with 42 col. ills. and 12-page booklet with texts translated into English and French. 25 x 31 cm. ISBN 9783829607278 In German with English and French translations of the text provided in accompanying booklet.
Note: Although the publisher originally announced that there would be an English-language edition (ISBN 978-3-8296-0728-5), the book was published in German only, with a supplement bilingual in English and French. Publisher's description: Gustave Le Gray (1820-1884) is one of the heroes of early French photography. A pioneer of innovative processes, he also made history as an instructor for a whole generation of French photographers and the initiator and outstanding architectural photog rapher of the mission heliographique documenting France's historical monuments. Le Gray, who originally studied painting, is also considered to be the founder of artistic photography. He was one of the first to follow the painters to Fontainebleau to do his own photographic studies of nature. In the mid-1850s, he started to produce sea and cloud studies in Normandy and on the western coast of the Mediterranean; these made him an overnight sensation among amateurs and collectors and earned him the admiration of the Impressionists.
Artist(s):Le Gray, Gustave
Indexing: Western, Europe — France — 1800-1900 — Photography
Plans: 74
Worldwide Number: 168726
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