The Civil War in Depth: History in 3-D with viewer

Overview

The first book to present the greatest photographs of the Civil War in the three-dimensional format in which they were originally taken and meant to be seen, The Civil War in Depth is a landmark contribution to both photographic history and the ever-popular study of the Southern rebellion. Author Bob Zeller resurrects a fascinating aspect of Civil War photography that has, until now, been largely forgotten, assembling more than 150 of the most compelling views of the war -- some of them well known in their ...
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Overview

The first book to present the greatest photographs of the Civil War in the three-dimensional format in which they were originally taken and meant to be seen, The Civil War in Depth is a landmark contribution to both photographic history and the ever-popular study of the Southern rebellion. Author Bob Zeller resurrects a fascinating aspect of Civil War photography that has, until now, been largely forgotten, assembling more than 150 of the most compelling views of the war -- some of them well known in their one-dimensional form; all of them remarkable windows on another time. Complete with a stereoscopic viewer that unveils each image in glorious 3-D, The Civil War in Depth offers scenes that come to life in a way no two-dimensional photograph ever could. The remarkable collection includes the first war action photograph ever taken -- the shelling of Fort Sumter in 1863 -- as well as more than a dozen Civil War images never published until now. From the stoic face of Abraham Lincoln to the slave pens, prisons, wrecked battlefields, and devastated cities of the South, the war between the states has never been revealed with such astonishing clarity.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780641507885
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 9/1/1997
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 10.30 (w) x 9.94 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Bob Zeller contributes to a variety of newspapers and magazines, including Civil War Times. His extensive collection of Civil War photography has been exhibited at the Southeast Museum of Photography. He lives with his family in North Carolina.
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Table of Contents

Picture Credits 7
Foreword 9
Introduction 13
A Rebel Coup at Fort Sumter 20
The First Year 26
The Bloodiest Day 36
Abraham Lincoln: A Man for the Ages 46
Gettysburg 56
A Sense of Action 64
The Panorama of War 74
Grant Takes Over 82
The Art of the Stereo Photographer 90
Sherman Captures Atlanta 96
Petersburg and the Fall of Richmond 102
The End of the War 110
Bibliography 118
Index 119
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