Icons of Photography: The 19th Century (Icons Series)

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From Daguerre's early experiments, Fenton's photographic documentation of the Crimea, and Brady's portrayals of America's Civil War, to Muybridge's galloping horses or Julia Margaret Cameron's romantic portraits - Icons of Photography: The 19th Century presents the geniuses who helped transform a scientific discovery into a means of artistic expression.
The invention of photography in the nineteenth century ignited an artistic and scientific frenzy. Icons of Photography: The 19th Century includes works made using an extensive range of early photographic techniques and examines the enduring legacy of photography's pioneers.

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This newest addition to the "Icons" series examines the enduring legacy of photography’s pioneers in beautifully reproduced full-page images and lively, knowledgeable texts offering critical and biographical information on the artists profiled. From Daguerre and Niepce’s early experiments with the camera obscura to Atget’s studies of the urban environment; from Roger Fenton’s glorification of the Crimean War to Mathew Brady’s realistic portrayals of America’s Civil War; from Muybridge’s galloping horses to Julia Margaret Cameron’s romantic portraits; from Felix Nadar’s infamous female nude to Lewis Carroll’s celebrated "Portrait of a Girl"—here are the geniuses and masterpieces who helped transform a scientific discovery into a means of artistic expression.

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Freddy Langer has been the photographic editor of the newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung since 1989. He has written several books including Lewis W. Hine: The Empire State Building (Prestel). He lives in Frankfurt, Germany.

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