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Lincoln in 3-D Hardcover – October 6, 2010
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About the Author
John J. Richter, a leading private collector of Civil War and Lincoln-related stereo photographs, is director of imaging and a member of the board of directors of the Center for Civil War Photography.
Harold Holzer is co-chairman of the United States Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and senior vice president for external affairs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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Top Customer Reviews
The text flows through the era and highlights not only Abraham Lincoln, but key the places and characters associated with him. The images conspire with the text to bring all these to life. Lastly, Kate Chase has never looked so beautiful as when she leaps off of page 87--her innocent, young face belying her calculating charm and political savvy.
A great book, beautifully designed and affordable, too.
Of course, the chief selling point of this book is the fact that these photos are all in 3-D, a process that I was unaware was in use during that time period. They make what the viewer is seeing much more real, particularly when there are photos of corpses in various positions of death. Some of the photos actually appear to leap out of the pages right at you, which I assume was the purpose of taking them.
I could go on about how remarkable I found this book, but suffice it to say that I had seen a few of these photos before, but only in 2-D, so they appeared almost as new to me. This is a book that I can highly recommend!
The result varies from mild to startling.
The book, itself, is well written and unfortunately too short. I had the distinct image of a 3 dimensional miser digging through piles of 3 dimensional money laughing all the way to a 3 dimensional bank.
Much more material could and should have been included for the price of this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Some 3d photos incorrectly printed. Don't line up to create 3d.Published 19 months ago by Brannon McBroom
Lincoln in 3-D. It was a waste of money--sorry I bought it. I would not recommend it to any of my students.Published 24 months ago by JoAn Falter Dilweg
This order was a hard copy. It could never come electronically as it is all about the photographs of Lincoln and subjects of his era. Read morePublished on January 16, 2013 by Sharon B Schneider
Because this is such a fascinating book, I ended up purchasing five copies of "Lincoln in 3-D" for family and friends for the holidays! Read morePublished on January 5, 2013 by Nina Graham
I bought this book on a whim and boy was I pleasantly surprised. The history of stereo photography as well as the Civil War history are a great accompaniment to the 3D photos. Read morePublished on December 20, 2012 by bajaricky
This is very handsome, beautiful book filled with awe-inspiring anaglyph (red and blue glasses to view which are included) pictures of President Lincoln, Washington, D.C. Read morePublished on December 14, 2012 by Allen F. Blaine