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The silver canvas : daguerreotype masterpieces from the J. Paul Getty Museum

Author: Bates Lowry; Isabel Lowry; J. Paul Getty Museum.
Publisher: Los Angeles : The Museum, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In The Silver Canvas: Daguerreotype Masterpieces from The J. Paul Getty Museum, Bates Lowry and Isabel Barrett Lowry describe Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre's miraculous invention of the daguerreotype at the dawn of photography. In nearly eighty examples - many never previously published - selected from the almost two thousand daguerreotypes included in the J. Paul Getty Museum's comprehensive photographs collection,  Read more...
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J. Paul Getty Museum.
Silver canvas.
Los Angeles : The Museum, ©1998
(OCoLC)606983122
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bates Lowry; Isabel Lowry; J. Paul Getty Museum.
ISBN: 0892363681 9780892363681 0892365366 9780892365364
OCLC Number: 37464936
Description: xv, 240 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: ch. 1. World poses for the sun --
ch. 2. Stealing from the mirror --
ch. 3. Artificial retina --
ch. 4. Intruder in the realm --
ch. 5. Capturing the moment --
ch. 6. Nation in transition.
Responsibility: Bates Lowry, Isabel Barrett Lowry.
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In The Silver Canvas: Daguerreotype Masterpieces from The J. Paul Getty Museum, Bates Lowry and Isabel Barrett Lowry describe Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre's miraculous invention of the daguerreotype at the dawn of photography. In nearly eighty examples - many never previously published - selected from the almost two thousand daguerreotypes included in the J. Paul Getty Museum's comprehensive photographs collection, the authors present the historical and artistic development of the daguerreian process, chronicling over two decades of European and American history and culture. Their narrative uncovers important new information about Daguerre's invention.

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