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My Likeness Taken: Daguerreian Portraits In America Hardcover – March 15, 2006
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But, I do like the fact that there are more males in this book than in her previous book. This helps me greatly when working on my period wardrobe for my reenacting excursions.
For a book of this caliber, the price is excellent.
Quite simply, a good portion of the photographs are out of focus. You might say "These are daguerreotypes, are you sure that it's not the photographs themselves that are out of focus?"
I am sure - on the worst instances, it's quite obvious that both the case and the image are equally fuzzy - if it was just that the dag was blurry, the case for it should still be in sharp focus.
By my count, about 13% of the images are obviously out of focus, while another 17% appear to not be as sharp as they should be - all told, 30% of the imagery in the book.
This simply isn't acceptable in this day and age - especially in something produced by a major university press.
Additionally many of the descriptions were clearly wrong or mismatched with the image presented (one in particular described a woman wearing glasses, no glasses anywhere in sight). This book needed a lot more editing and better production.
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I give her work an A+!! I seen how hard she worked! The people that were involved that sent her the daguerreotypes ! Were amazing. Trusting in her Judgement. As i did with mine. Read morePublished 19 months ago by L. Mair
...but the text is not...Ms.Severa claims to be an"expert"on 19th century fashion.She may well have the credentials to back this up but after reading her text and captions in this... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Charles H. Levenson
Great images along with fine descriptions printed on glossy paper with great reproductions. What more could a lover of old photography ask for? Answer - ZIP.Published on October 13, 2013 by brian bennett