An American Century of Photography: From Dry-plate to Digital : the Hallmark Photographic Collection

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Hallmark Cards, Incorporated, 1999 - Art - 590 pages
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Fully 50 percent larger than the highly acclaimed first edition of An American Century of Photography, radically revised with almost 200 new images, and including work by 120 new photographers, this comprehensive volume is like no other on the subject. It presents a significantly new perspective on the history of American photography from the mid-1880s to the present, emphasizing the relationship between individuals and aesthetic movements and the intellectual and cultural climate in which artists work.

The lavish illustrations, printed to the highest standards in both tritone and color, are drawn from The Hallmark Photographic Collection, one of the most renowned holdings of its kind. Begun in 1964, it is distinguished both by the exceptional quality of its rare prints and by the breadth of its perspective. As this unparalleled volume by a world-renowned authority demonstrates, the collection provides a uniquely stimulating survey of leading artists, ideas, and images.

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Begun in 1964 and currently one of the largest and highest quality corporate art collections, the Hallmark Photographic Collection is both the subject of this book and of a major exhibition that will ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Keith F. Davis is Hallmark Fine Art Programs director and visiting research professor of art history, University of Missouri, Kansas City. Michael Torosian is proprietor of Lumiere Press, Canada. April M. Watson is research associate and adjunct professor, Department of Art and Art History, University of Missouri, Kansas City.

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