Points of View Capturing the 19th Century in Photographs.

Falconer, John & Louise Hide.

Book ID: 30764

ISBN:      9780712350815


4to. 176 pp., around 200 photographs, of which 100 in colour, hardback in d/w, As New, glossary, index, published to coincide with the British Library exhibition of the same name, The British Library, 2009.


This richly illustrated book examines the impact of photography on 19th century culture, and how photographs can be used to understand and illuminate an era of unprecedented change. From the society portraits of celebrities such as Charles Dickens and Oscar Wilde to anthropological, travel, scientific, artistic and war photography, Points of View is crammed with over 200 examples of the best, rarest, and most interesting examples of the photography of this period. The range of material spans the earliest photography in the 1840s to the release of the Kodak camera at the end of the century.

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