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The Photographs of Édouard Baldus Hardcover – Sep 10 1994

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Renowned in his lifetime yet virtually forgotten today, Baldus (1813-1889) established classic visual modes for the new medium of photography as he documented on paper negatives France's Roman antiquities; national memorials and architecture, including sections of the Louvre then under construction; countryside studies presaging Impressionist painting; and the development of the national railroad network. Daniel, a photography curator at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, shows how at the height of his career in Second Empire France, Baldus could sum up an architectural monument in a single, fully resolved image; 177 examples of his work are included in this collection, which will be of interest primarily to specialists.
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Published in conjunction with an exhibition traveling from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal and the Musee National des Monuments Francais in Paris, during 1994 and 1995. An extended essay (by Barry Bergdoll) accompanies tritone and duotone reproductions of the 19th- century French photographer's work. His aesthetic sensitivity and technical prowess in the still-experimental medium put him at the forefront of landscape and architectural photography during his time, but it has been well known only to connoisseurs, a condition that the exhibition and this volume corrects. 12x10" Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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comprehensive, well-produced monograph May 2 1999
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this is an extremely well-produced volume featuring some nicely researched biographical information and an exceptional selection of images from one of europe's master photographers of the 19th century. image reproduction is superb on high-quality stock. a long-awaited comprehensive view of the work of one of history's premiere topographical photographers. highly recommended.