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Foster, Heiting, Stuhlman
Imagining Paradise
HC, 28,5 x 32,5 cm., 288 pp.
Steild 2007

""Imagining Paradise" is the first book to showcase the treasures from the Richard and Ronay Menschel Library at George Eastman House. Over two hundred and fifty rare books from this remarkable collection, each beautifully illustrated and accompanied by commentary written by prominent scholars, reflect the unparalleled strength and depth of the library's collection.Both sumptuous and informative, "Imagining Paradise" is a large, handsome volume, as befits its wide range of subjects, photographers, and photographic processes: from bucolic landscapes, travel and exploration, science and medicine to the literary and the illustrious; from the incunabula of William Henry Fox Talbot, the reveries of Maxime Du Camp and Francis Frith, the vision of Peter Henry Emerson to the turn of the century international movement of art photography, "Camera Work" and "291" of Alfred Stieglitz and the exceptional published and unpublished books by Alvin Langdon Coburn. Including books illustrated with tipped-in original salt prints, albumen prints, platinum prints, photogravures, carbon prints, collotypes, and Woodburytypes."


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