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Mathew B. Brady: America's First Great Photography
     

Mathew B. Brady: America's First Great Photography

by Wayne Youngblood, Ray Bonds
 

Brady was a celebrated American photographer remembered for his work in the years before and during the American Civil War. He took his studio onto the battlefields and created over 10,000 glass-plate negatives using many photographers. His heritage is a remarkable collection, one of the first to show the grim horrors of war realistically.

Brady and his associate

Overview

Brady was a celebrated American photographer remembered for his work in the years before and during the American Civil War. He took his studio onto the battlefields and created over 10,000 glass-plate negatives using many photographers. His heritage is a remarkable collection, one of the first to show the grim horrors of war realistically.

Brady and his associate photographers made literally thousands of images, for the most part now in the care of the Library of Congress. This book is intended as a tribute to these talented, hardy, and ardent photographers, reproducing a selection of their works—blemishes and all—which are now recognized as the first in-depth photo-documentation of warfare.

This collection of photographs shows the beautiful portraits and battlefield photographs. The hardbound collection is a necessary addition to any Civil War enthusiast or photography buff's library.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785823223
Publisher:
Chartwell Books, Inc.
Publication date:
04/11/2008
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
12.00(w) x 17.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Wayne Youngblood is a freelance author and editor with a broad variety of interests. He has written books on a range of subjects from colonial history and American Indians to stamps and stamp collecting. In addition, he has authored thousands of columns and features covering historical and collectible subjects. His specific awareness of Mathew Brady's work came from a longtime interest in early photography, the American Civil War, and US postage stamp design, for which numerous attributed and unattributed Brady photos have been used as sources.Ray Bonds has been a defense journalist, editor, and publisher during a career spanning over thirty five years, covering periods and activities as wide ranging as the American Civil War, anti-ballistic missile systems, stealth warfare, and modern military intelligence gathering. He has written and edited scores of well respected titles on the world's major armed forces, their battles, weapons, and organization, with a specialty in the armed services of the United States.

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