THE WAKING DREAM: PHOTOGRAPHY'S FIRST CENTURY -- SELECTIONS FROM THE GILMAN PAPER COMPANY COLLECTION. Maria Morris Hambourg et al. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1993. Distributed by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York. ISBN (0300086717 (hardcover); ISBN 0870996630 (paperbound). 406 pp. (one foldout) with 281 ills. (13 col.). 29 x 23 cm. LC 92-45131 In English.
NOTE: The hardcover edition is out of print, and Worldwide can now offer the paperbound edition only. Highlighting many rare or unique images drawn from one of the world's most significant private collections of early photographs, this catalogue presents illustrations and individual discussions of 253 works reflecting all aspects of photography's evolution from its beginnings in the late 1830s to the eve of World War II, emphasizing the pioneering achievements of such 19th-century figures as William Henry Fox Talbot, Roger Fenton, Julia Margaret Cameron, Henri Le Secq, Edouard-Denis Baldus, Gustave Le Gray, Mathew Brady and Carleton Watkins while also documenting works by Stieglitz, Steichen, Strand, Weston, Lissitzky, Cartier-Bresson, Man Ray and other 20th-century artists. Full-page reproductions of most of the featured images are accompanied by six essays reviewing the activities of early photographers in England, France and the United States and on the Grand Tour, the rise of art photography around the turn of the century, and the role of the medium in cultural and artistic developments of the interwar period.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — 1800-1900 — Photography
Worldwide Number: 024019
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