The Waking Dream

The Waking Dream

Photography's First Century--selections From the Gilman Paper Company Collection

Book - 1993
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This extraordinary volume, which accompanies an exhibition originating at the Metropolitan Museum, documents the fascinating first century of photography, from its experimental beginnings in England and France in the 1830s up to the eve of WWII. Each of the 253 works in the exhibition, selected from the Gilman Paper Company Collection (the finest private collection of photographs in the US), are reproduced in the catalogue. The volume focuses first on the development and early maturation of photography in England and France and on tours of the Mediterranean basin and beyond, in India and Asia. An entire chapter is devoted to the photography of 19th-century America, the devastation of the Civil War, and the majesty of the American West. The final chapters look to the sensuous portraits and landscapes of fin-de- siecle Europe and America and the new vision of the 20th century. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art : Distributed by Harry N. Abrams, 1993
ISBN: 9780870996634
Characteristics: xxii, 384 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm


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