4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Rare photographs, great book,
This review is from: The Scenic Daguerreotype: Romanticism and Early Photography (Hardcover)
I don't really collect daguerrotypes; they're expensive, and good ones are very hard to find. But I am very interested in photographic history -- both the history of photography and history seen through photographs -- so this book was an outstanding addition to my library. It presents about 100 scenic dags, from various countries, well reproduced at good size, and accompanied by several chapters of interesting text that contextualizes early photography in the rise of artistic romanticism and the development of journalistic vision.
The University of Iowa Press consistently turns out excellent books that are very well produced, and this is no exception. Highly recommended for collectors of photographic history.
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