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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.
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.
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.
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!