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A History of Photography. From 1839 to the Present

Hardcover, 5.5 x 7.7 in., 2.57 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.

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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., 2.57 lb, 768 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-4099-5
Edition: English
ISBN 978-3-8365-4100-8
Edition: Spanish
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Customer reviews (12)

WONDERFUL READ

Zoltan, November 11, 2021
This is a beautiful book with excellent information. Highly Recommended for Students of Photograhy!

A splendid selection

Roxana, November 04, 2021
The photography selection is splendidly varied; there's something for everyone to fall in love with, all lovingly rendered in the same high quality we've come to expect. But the exploration of the history of the medium, with its techniques and movements, is the true gem. This is a wonderful, informative tour of photography's long history.

Informative

Ivan, November 04, 2021
Informative and easy to read because of its small size history of photography. Everything you could ask for in a small package.

A history of Photography

Joseph goossens, November 03, 2021
Un aperçu étonnant de l'histoire de la photographie

Une exellente synthèse !

Henri S, October 31, 2021
Rassemblés par G.Eastman House Collection un remarquable panorama depuis 1839 de l'art de peindre avec la lumière qu'est la photographie.
Un panel bien représentatif de photographies et des explications détaillés. Seul critique un glossaire trop limité à une quinzaine de pages.

Useful!

Andras, October 30, 2021
A quick historical overview with lots of pictures. Very useful for photography studies.

Libro con información en formato realmente pràctico

Xosé María Montero, October 28, 2021
Libro muy interesante y formativo sobre la fotografía, con muchísima información, cómodo de leer y a un precio muy accesible.
Le agradezco a Taschen este tipo de colecciones que tanto ayudan a conocer la historia y la cultura a unos precios tan contenidos.

A 'photo bible' put it within reach!

Leo, October 27, 2021
Nice handy reference book with high quality prints what gives a good picture of the icons of photography.

Great

Moises, October 27, 2021
Lovely book

Vivid overview

K.S., October 27, 2021
The book provides a rich overview of the history of photography, with an astounding amount of early photography from the nineteenth century. While this is certainly not a complete history, it offers the reader and viewer a nice way to sample different styles and approaches to photography throughout its history.
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)