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Edouard Baldus at the Château de La Faloise

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Edouard Baldus (1813–1889) was the most important French architectural photographer of the mid-19th century. This book offers an in-depth exploration of one of his most intriguing projects—a remarkable series of views of the Château de La Faloise, in which his subject was not primarily the country house but the owner and his family at leisure on its grounds. James A. Ganz locates the photographs at a key moment in Baldus’s career and during one of the most ...

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Overview

Previously announced

Edouard Baldus (1813–1889) was the most important French architectural photographer of the mid-19th century. This book offers an in-depth exploration of one of his most intriguing projects—a remarkable series of views of the Château de La Faloise, in which his subject was not primarily the country house but the owner and his family at leisure on its grounds. James A. Ganz locates the photographs at a key moment in Baldus’s career and during one of the most eventful decades in the history of French photography, showing that they stand at a crossroad between the English “conversation piece” and the birth of Impressionist portraiture in the early paintings of Monet and Bazille.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300103526
  • Publisher: Bard Graduate Center for Studies
  • Publication date: 3/28/2008
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 8.46 (w) x 10.68 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author

James A. Ganz is Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. He is the coauthor of The Unknown Monet: Pastels and Drawings and Goltzius and the Third Dimension, both available from Yale University Press.

 

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Table of Contents

Edouard Baldus at the Chateau de La Faloise

A Group in a Park 9

The Chateau 15

A Forgotten Public Figure 19

Photographer and Patron 25

A Day in the Country 31

Shadows and Silhouettes 47

Appendix "Photography in the Countryside" Ernest Lacan Lacan, Ernest 61

Notes 65

List of Photographs of the Chateau de La Faloise 70

Photographs of the Chateau de La Faloise in 2001 76

Selected Bibliography 78

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