In the nineteenth century, people from all walks of life embraced the new medium of photography with unparalleled enthusiasm. All of their aspirations and commonplace interests converge in the picture of nineteenth-century America vividly brought to life in American Photographs: The First Century. Seventy-nine colorplates are supplemented by over a hundred four-color images. More than two-thirds of these works are reproduced for the first time in this volume.
|Publisher:||Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press|
|Product dimensions:||9.54(w) x 11.12(h) x 0.69(d)|
About the Author
Merry A. Foresta has held the position of curator for photography at the National Museum of American Art since 1983.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Acknowledgements Chapter 3 American Photographs: The First Century Chapter 4 Plates Chapter 5 Catalogue of the Exhibition Chapter 6 Afterword Chapter 7 Bibliography