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Points of View : Capturing the 19th Century in Photographs (Paperback)

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From its earliest beginnings in the 1840s up to its democratization as a widespread leisure pursuit, photography was swept along by a tide of artistic and entrepreneurial activity that gathered pace throughout the nineteenth century. Both as an art form and a social document, the photograph quickly took on a critical role as the primary means of visual expression in the modern age.

Points of View brings together, for the first time, a selection of images from the British Library?s unique photography collections, examining the history, diversity, and influence of the medium from its invention and early years up until the coming of the twentieth century. Beginning with the work of William Henry Fox Talbot and including some of our most celebrated photographic pioneers?Francis Frith, Felix Teynard, Samuel Bourne, and Peter Henry Emerson among them?this volume focuses on the question Who was taking the photograph and why? Ultimately the answer is found in the rise of mass market interest, the increasing role of technology, and the emergence of this thrilling new discipline amid rapid scientific, social, and industrial progress.

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Publisher British Library Board
Mfg Part# 9780712350822
SKU 211288401
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0712350829
Release Date 11/1/2009
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0176
Publisher British Library
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