Brady's Civil War: A Collection of Memorable Civil War Images Photographed by Mathew Brady and His Assistants by Webb Garrison, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Brady's Civil War: A Collection of Memorable Civil War Images Photographed by Mathew Brady and His Assistants

Brady's Civil War: A Collection of Memorable Civil War Images Photographed by Mathew Brady and His Assistants

by Webb Garrison
     
 

Photographer Mathew Brady was already famous by 1850; in his lifetime he captured eighteen U.S. presidents on film. But when the Civil War began, Brady left his studio and joined the rough-and-ready camps of soldiers, recording the entire war with the help of several assistants. He went bankrupt in the process and died alone and destitute in 1896. But, thanks to

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Photographer Mathew Brady was already famous by 1850; in his lifetime he captured eighteen U.S. presidents on film. But when the Civil War began, Brady left his studio and joined the rough-and-ready camps of soldiers, recording the entire war with the help of several assistants. He went bankrupt in the process and died alone and destitute in 1896. But, thanks to Brady, those thousands of images of camp life, military drills, and moments just before and after battles are forever part of our flickering consciousness of that calamitous conflict.
 
A century-and-a-half after that war, Brady’s Civil War brings alive hundreds of those stunning Civil War moments, highlighting the photos’ immense creativity and informative value for military enthusiasts as well as readers interested in the art of photography.
 
The text by Webb Garrison is incisive and explanatory, describing how the camera was taken to the battlefield to create the world’s first comprehensive photo-documentation of war. This edition, with an introduction by historian Alan Axelrod, is a fitting tribute to the Civil War on the occasion of its 150th anniversary.

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Matthew Brady was America's foremost Civil War photographer. He learned the basics from none other than Samuel Morse, and set up his own daguerreotype studio in New York in 1844. Little known about Brady: His fading eyesight during the war meant that his assistants were responsible for many of the photos credited to him. Brady's Civil War presents more than 300 of these classic photos, while also clearing up the questions and myths concerning their origin.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762770755
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/15/2011
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
10.50(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Webb Garrison, a former university dean and college president who has spent a lifetime collecting and chronicling Civil War imagery and documentation, is the author of almost seventy books. 

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