The invention of photography
Well-written, loaded with information, and with a rich assortment of illustrations, each Discoveries "RM" volume is a look at one facet of art, archaeology, music, history, philosophy, popular culture, science, or nature. These innovatively designed, affordably priced, compact paperbacks bring ideas to life and amplify our understanding of civilization in a new way.The advent of photography -- the making of images on light-sensitive materials -- was heralded in 1839 with the debut of the daguerreotype. Over the next 50 years, the medium underwent radical changes, with the successive introduction of the calotype, the collodion print, and the tintype, and the increasing use of photography for portraiture and travel views. This fascinating study of the first half-century of photography covers not only its scientific developments but also its establishment as a documentary tool and, eventually, its critical acceptance as an art form.
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THE PHOTOGRAPHERS STUDIO 184575
THE REALM OF
THE SPREAD OF THE PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGE 184080
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