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Camera: a history of photography from daguerreotype to digital 1 edition

Cover of: Camera | Todd Gustavson

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a history of photography from daguerreotype to digital
Todd Gustavson.

Published 2009 by Sterling Pub. in New York, NY .
Written in English.

About the Book

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.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Foreword / Anthony Bannon -- Introduction / Todd Gustavson -- Eureka moments : Niépce, Daguerre, Talbot -- Applying the craft -- Picturing the world -- Tinkering -- Photography and fame -- From wet to dry -- Smaller cameras -- Roll film : the background -- George Eastman -- The Brownie legacy -- The camera makes money (and art) -- The cameras behind the news -- Color and flash -- Depression, war -- Canon, Nikon, Hasselblad -- Ever easier : Instamatic and Polaroid -- Innovation everywhere -- 1975 and beyond -- Setting the digital stage -- Appendix 1 : Plate sizes -- Appendix 2 : Roll film sizes.


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TR15 .G88 2009

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