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The Waking Dream: Photography's First Century, Selections from the Gilman Paper Company Collection

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An "evanescent shadow, a delicate, just perceptible image, the trace of a small plant on a field of periwinkle blue." With this description of one of the very earliest photographic experiments, Maria Morris Hambourg begins the riveting story of photography's first century, a story that concludes on the eve of World War II with the dramatic photographs of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, and Walker Evans, images imprinted indelibly into the consciousness of the modern era. The 253 works in the exhibition, many ...
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An "evanescent shadow, a delicate, just perceptible image, the trace of a small plant on a field of periwinkle blue." With this description of one of the very earliest photographic experiments, Maria Morris Hambourg begins the riveting story of photography's first century, a story that concludes on the eve of World War II with the dramatic photographs of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, and Walker Evans, images imprinted indelibly into the consciousness of the modern era. The 253 works in the exhibition, many of them rare or unique and all of exceptional print quality, have been culled from the more than five thousand that comprise the legendary but seldom exhibited Gilman Paper Company Collection, the most important private collection of photographs in the world. Assembled over the past two decades, the collection is composed of images both ravishing and historically significant, setting the standard of connoisseurship in the field and illuminating the aesthetics of the medium. The first three chapters cover the period from the birth of photography in 1839 through its early maturation in the 1860s, in the locales where it first and most magnificently flourished, in Victorian England and France of the Second Empire and on tours of the Mediterranean basin and beyond, in India and Asia. Chapter Four examines photography in America during the nineteenth century and vividly charts the Civil War and the exploration of the majestic terrains of the American West. Investigations of the self and society are explored in Chapter Five, in the psychologically penetrating portraits and dreamlike landscape studies of the fin de siecle in Europe and America. And in Chapter Six, the modern era rushes into view with the provocative new vision of the twentieth century. The artists represented include such renowned British and French masters as Roger Fenton, Lewis Carroll, Julia Margaret Cameron, Nadar, Edouard Baldus, and Gustave Le Gray. The American chapter highlights the wo
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Gretchen Garner
In fewer than 20 years, the Gilman Paper Company has amassed an enormous photograph collection (at least 5,000) as remarkable for quality as for size. Curator Pierre Apraxine has oriented the collection more toward the nineteenth than the twentieth century, a strength this sumptuous exhibition catalog emphasizes by focusing upon photography's first century, 1839-1939. All 253 items in the exhibition are graced by well-researched, interesting, and extensive notes, and all are reproduced--196 as full-page plates of breathtaking quality, the rest as small figures. Essays by Apraxine and others inform yet have been written mostly in the spirit of celebration. Many classic photographs appear, but familiar themes in the history of photography are more often exemplified with unfamiliar images, thereby making a vital contribution to the literature. The section of American photographs in particular offers many fascinating images of the Civil War and the abolitionist movement, and Apraxine's selection from turn-of-the-century aesthetic photography fills out the American chapter in the history with even more delightful surprises. An altogether stunning, important book, highly recommended.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810964273
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/1993
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 8.89 (w) x 11.39 (h) x 1.37 (d)

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