Capturing Poseidon: Photographic Encounters with the Sea

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Capturing Poseidon examines the creation, perception, and impact of photographs imbued by the sea. It addresses the full diversity of modern interests in the maritime world, from transoceanic steamers to the smallest pleasure craft. The images depict the ships and people involved in commerce, fishing, recreation, exploration, and naval affairs, spanning the photograhic medium from document to fine art.

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1999 Trade paperback New. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 134 p. Contains: Illustrations. Peabody Essex Museum Collections for 1998, . Audience: General/trade. Brand new, ... unread, perfect condition still shrink wrapped! Read more Show Less

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Salem, MA 1998 Trade Paperback New Oversize. A feast of over 100 duotone photos, many taken by mariners in the midst of performing their duties. Depicts ships and people ... involved in commerce, fishing, exploration, fishing, recreation and naval affairs. Wonderful. 134 pp. Read more Show Less

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Capturing Poseidon examines the creation, perception, and impact of photographs imbued by the sea. It addresses the full diversity of modern interests in the maritime world, from transoceanic steamers to the smallest pleasure craft. The images depict the ships and people involved in commerce, fishing, recreation, exploration, and naval affairs, spanning the photograhic medium from document to fine art.

Maritime photographs have been generated by commerce, military campaigns, overseas tourism, and to advertise travel or the nautical industries. Much of the allure of maritime imagery, however, derives from the rich visual stories that emerge from the challenges inherent in humanity's confrontation with the elements. Although work of numerous famous photographers is included in Capturing Poseidon, many of the most dramatic photographs are those taken by mariners while in the midst of performing their professional activities.

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Features 103 early b&w maritime images never or rarely exhibited before from the Peabody Essex Museum (Salem, MA). Includes an introduction on photographing the ocean. The index contains brief biographies of the photographers. 9x11.25<">. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780883891124
  • Publisher: Peabody Essex Museum
  • Publication date: 2/1/1999
  • Series: Peabody Essex Museum Collection Series
  • Pages: 134
  • Product dimensions: 9.06 (w) x 11.35 (h) x 0.41 (d)

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