Young America: The Daguerreotypes Of Southworth & Hawes

Young America: The Daguerreotypes Of Southworth & Hawes

by Grant Romer
     
 

ISBN-10: 386521066X

ISBN-13: 9783865210661

Pub. Date: 11/21/2008

Publisher: Steidl/ICP

From 1845 to 1862, the Boston partnership of Albert Sands Southworth and Josiah Johnson Hawes maintained the most celebrated photography studio in the United States. Taking as their subjects both the greatest personalities of the day and the natural spectacles of the American landscape, such as Niagara Falls, Southworth & Hawes elevated the new medium of daguerreotype…  See more details below

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From 1845 to 1862, the Boston partnership of Albert Sands Southworth and Josiah Johnson Hawes maintained the most celebrated photography studio in the United States. Taking as their subjects both the greatest personalities of the day and the natural spectacles of the American landscape, such as Niagara Falls, Southworth & Hawes elevated the new medium of daguerreotype photography to the level of art. Transcending the mere recording of factual detail, their daguerreotypes reflect a quintessentially American aesthetic and embody an emerging national culture and spirit. Young America will be the most significant publication to date on Southworth & Hawes, featuring full-scale color reproductions of all plates in the exhibition as well as 2,000 additional black-and-white illustrations. It will include a critical analysis of the historical and cultural importance of the work of Southworth & Hawes, with original texts by Brian Wallis, ICP Director of Exhibitions and Chief Curator, and Grant Romer, Director of the advanced program in Photography Conservation at George Eastman House, among other scholars. Appendices will include a chronology, an annotated bibliography, an exploration of the daguerreotype process, brief biographies of the sitters and a Southworth & Hawes family genealogy, making the catalogue an invaluable resource for researchers as well as general readers. The book will include an annotated bibliography, exhibition checklist and chronology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783865210661
Publisher:
Steidl/ICP
Publication date:
11/21/2008
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 12.00(h) x 2.40(d)

Table of Contents

Directors' foreword8
Curators' introduction10
The daguerreotype in antebellum America13
"A high reputation with all true artists and connoisseurs" : the Daguerreian careers of A. S. Southworth and J. J. Hawes21
Daguerreotyping the national soul : the portraits of Southworth & Hawes, 1843-186057
Simultaneous developments : documentary photography and painless surgery75
Translations from the plate : the marketplace of public portraiture
Plates205
Catalogue
Southworth and Hawes : self-portraits and family portraits262
Indentified sitters272
Unidentified men312
Unidentified women360
Unidentified children422
Multiple sitters434
Postmortem460
Stereoscopic daguerreotypes462
Buildings464
Views464
Mount Auburn cemetery466
Niagara470
Event documentation472
Still lifes474
Art reproductions476
AppA style peculiar to themselves : an investigation into the techniques of Southworth & Hawes489
AppComing to light unexpectedly in a warehouse : the business of being Southworth & Hawes494
AppA family album505
AppSouthworth & Hawes : the studio collection515
AppThe David Feigenbaum collection of Southworth & Hawes521
Annotated bibliography of Albert Sands Southworth and Josiah Johnson Hawes

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