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Camera : a history of photography from daguerreotype to digital

Author: Todd Gustavson; George Eastman House.
Publisher: New York : Sterling Signature [2009]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Celebrating the camera and the art of the photograph, created in collaboration with the George Eastman House, spans almost 200 years, from the first faint image ever caught to today's state-of-the-art digital equipment. The includes insightful essays by Steve Sasson (inventor of the digital camera) and Alexis Gerard (visionary founder of Future Image Inc.), tracing the camera's development, the lives of its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Todd Gustavson; George Eastman House.
ISBN: 9781454900023 1454900024
OCLC Number: 813206094
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 360 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Anthony Bannon --
Introduction / Todd Gustavson --
Eureka moments : Niépce, Daguerre, Talbot --
Applying the craft --
Picturing the world --
Tinkering --
Photography and fame --
From wet to dry --
Smaller cameras --
Roll film : the background --
George Eastman --
The Brownie legacy --
The camera makes money (and art) --
The cameras behind the news --
Color and flash --
Depression, war --
Canon, Nikon, Hasselblad --
Ever easier : Instamatic and Polaroid --
Innovation everywhere --
1975 and beyond --
Setting the digital stage --
Appendix 1. Plate sizes --
Appendix 2. Roll film sizes.
Responsibility: Todd Gustavson.

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Presents the camera and the art of the photograph, created in collaboration with the author. This title spans 200 years, the first faint image ever caught to the state-of-the-art digital equipment.  Read more...

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