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H.H. Bennett, photographer : his American landscape

Author: Sara Rath; H H Bennett
Publisher: Madison Wis. : Terrace Books, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Henry Hamilton Bennett became a celebrated photographer in the half-century following the American Civil War. Bennett is admired for his superb depictions of dramatic landscapes of the Dells of the Wisconsin River and also for his many technical innovations in photography, including a stop-action shutter and a revolving solar printing house that is now housed at the Smithsonian Institution. With his instantaneous  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: H H Bennett; H H Bennett; Henry Hamilton Bennett
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Rath; H H Bennett
ISBN: 9780299237042 0299237044
OCLC Number: 607321920
Description: xxv, 272 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm
Contents: Early days : 1843-1864 --
Discovering the landscape : 1864-1867 --
Picturing the dells : 1868-1875 --
William Metcalf, friend and mentor : 1873-1881 --
Developments : 1882-1883 --
The snapper : 1883-1888 --
Personal views : 1888-1890 --
Urban landscapes : 1890-1899 --
Change in the wind : 1899-1904 --
Shadows : 1903-1908 --
Guardian spirits : 1908-2010.
Responsibility: Sara Rath.

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"Henry Hamilton Bennett became a celebrated photographer in the half-century following the American Civil War. Bennett is admired for his superb depictions of dramatic landscapes of the Dells of the Wisconsin River and also for his many technical innovations in photography, including a stop-action shutter and a revolving solar printing house that is now housed at the Smithsonian Institution. With his instantaneous shutter, he gained recognition for his striking images of moving subjects, such as lumber raftmen shooting the river rapids and his son Ashley leaping in mid air from a bluff to the craggy pillar of Stand Rock. This engaging biography tells his life story, illustrated throughout with his remarkable photographs, some of them rarely viewed before. It draws on the photographer's own letters and journals, along with other family documents, to portray the sweep of his career and personal life."--Publisher description.

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