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A History of Photography. From 1839 to the Present

Hardcover, 5.5 x 7.7 in., 2.62 lb, 768 pages
US$ 20
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From delivery boy to one of the most important industrialists in history: founder of Kodak George Eastman had a decidedly American career. Upon his death, his house became an international museum of photography and film: to this day, it holds the largest collection of its kind in the world. This volume curates the most impressive images from the collection in an incomparable overview of photographic history.

In the Beginning There Was Light

Photography throughout the ages

George Eastman’s career developed in a particularly American way. The founder of Kodak progressed from a delivery boy to one of the most important industrialists in American history, and a crucial innovator in photographic history.

Eastman died in 1932, and left his house to the University of Rochester. Since 1949 the site has operated as an international museum of photography and film, and today holds the largest collection of its kind in the world, containing over 400,000 images and negatives—among them the work of such masters as Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, and Ansel Adams.

Home also to 23,000 cinema films, five million film stills, one of the most important silent film collections, technical equipment and a library with 40,000 books on photography and film, the George Eastman House is a pilgrimage site for researchers, photographers, and collectors from all over the world. This volume curates the most impressive images from the collection in chronological order to offer an incomparable overview of photographic history.
A History of Photography. From 1839 to the Present
Hardcover, 5.5 x 7.7 in., 2.62 lb, 768 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-4099-5
Edition: English
ISBN 978-3-8365-4101-5
Edition: French
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A History of Photography. From 1839 to the Present (Bibliotheca Universalis)
A History of Photography.
From 1839 to the Present
US$ 20
A History of Photography. From 1839 to the Present (Bibliotheca Universalis)