Camera: A History of Photography from Daguerreotype to Digital

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Sterling Publishing Company, Incorporated, Sep 4, 2012 - Photography - 360 pages
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Few inventions have had as powerful an influence as the camera, and few modes of expression have enjoyed the enduring artistic, scientific, and popular appeal of photography. We are so focused on the products of the camera, the indelible images marking our lives and times, that it's easy to forget the instrument itself has a history. Now that history has been comprehensively traced for photography buffs and amateurs alike by Todd Gustavson, Curator of Technology at George Eastman House. In this stunning volume, hundreds of new and archival images from George Eastman House bring the story to life and provide an unmatched reference source. Vast in its scope, this groundbreaking book is an in-depth visual and narrative look at the camera, and consequently photography itself, as never before seen. - Jacket.

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Todd Gustavson is Curator of Technology at the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY. He is responsible for the cataloging, storage, and maintenance of one of the world's largest collections of photographic and cinematic equipment, containing more than 20,000 artifacts. He has curated or co-curated ten exhibitions for the museum, including the critically acclaimed traveling exhibition The Brownie at 100. Formerly a staff photographer at Chautauqua Institution in Western New York, Gustavson received his BFA in Photography from Louisiana Tech University in 1980.

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