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On the art of fixing a shadow : one hundred and fifty years of photography

Author: Sarah Greenough; National Gallery of Art (U.S.); Art Institute of Chicago.; Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Gallery of Art ; Chicago : Art Institute of Chicago, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Book : National government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This book is a catalogue of an exhibition held at the National Gallery of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. At this sesquicentennial celebration, it has been our intention in both the exhibition and the catalogue to present and analyze those photographs that, regardless of why they were made, seem the most visually significant. Limiting ourselves, for the most part, to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Washington (DC, 1989)
Exhibitions
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Greenough; National Gallery of Art (U.S.); Art Institute of Chicago.; Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
ISBN: 0894681273 9780894681271 0821217577 9780821217573
OCLC Number: 19457197
Notes: Catalogue of an exhibition held at the National Gallery of Art, May 7-July 30, 1989, the Art Institute of Chicago, Sept. 9-Nov. 26, 1989, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Dec. 21, 1989-Feb. 25, 1990.
Description: xviii, 510 pages : illustrations ; 24 x 31 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Inventing photography, 1839-1879 / Joel Snyder --
The curious contagion of the camera, 1880-1918 / Sarah Greenough --
Ephemeral truths, 1919-1945 / David Travis --
Beyond the photographic frame, 1946-1989 / Colin Westerbeck --
List of works exhibited --
Artists' bibliographies / compiled by Megan Fox.
Responsibility: Sarah Greenough [and others].

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This book commemorates the birth of photography, the title derived from Fox Talbot's own description of his invention. It features 400 landmark photographs never before exhibited of published and  Read more...

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