RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 31659519 LA English T1 Nadar A1 Hambourg, Maria Morris., Nadar, Félix,, Heilbrun, Françoise., Néagu, Philippe., Musée d'Orsay., Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), PB Metropolitan Museum of Art : Distributed by H.N. Abrams PP New York YR 1995 SN 0870997351 9780870997358 0870997378 9780870997372 0810964899 9780810964891 AB Nadar, whose real name was Felix Tournachon (1820-1910), was a conspicuous, even astonishing presence in nineteenth-century France. Engaging and quick-witted, he invented himself over and over as a bohemian writer, a journalist, a romantic utopian, a caricaturist, a portrait photographer, a balloonist, an entrepreneur, a prophet of aeronautics. The name "Nadar" was on everyone's lips. Today, it is Nadar's photography that is remembered. His sitters, who were often his friends, included the great men and women of his time: Dumas, Rossini, Baudelaire, Sarah Bernhardt, Daumier, Berlioz, George Sand, Delacroix. Nadar's legendary name has been attached not only to his original photographs but to reprints, copies and a great deal of studio work. For that reason, this volume exactingly reproduces some one hundred photographs from the years 1854-60, the period of his earliest and finest photography, allowing viewers to become familiar with the subtle light and balanced, velvety tones that distinguish Nadar's original work. Accompanying the photographs are essays that shed new light on the many facets of Nadar.