Dassonville: William E. Dassonville, California Photographer, 1879-1957

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Carl Mautz Pub., Oct 1, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 111 pages
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William E. Dassonville, a superb photographer, was also a man of great influence in Northern California's artistic community during the early twentieth century. His exquisite work and style are only now beginning to be understood and appreciated, nearly fifty years after his death. His photographs and documents were carefully preserved by his son, Donald, and through the dedication and research of photographic art dealers and collectors Susan Herzig and Paul Hertzmann, the treasure can at last be shared. Book jacket.

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The leading 20th century modernist historians and critics, such as Newhall and Gernsheim, scorned pictorialism as a style, and it has been a challenge to reconstruct and reevaluate it. This book ... Read full review

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