Camera: A History of Photography from Daguerreotype to Digital by Todd Gustavson and George Eastman House - 2009 HARDCOVER

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Sterling Publishing 2009, hardcover, 10 x 11 7/8", color illustrations.Beautiful book - coffee-table size. Perfect gift for any occasion.

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Cameras, and what they capture, forever changed our perception of the world, and of ourselves. Few inventions have had the impact of this ingenious, elegant, and deceptively simple device.

This gorgeous cornerstone volume, created in collaboration with the world-famous George Eastman House, celebrates the camera and the art of the photograph. It spans almost two hundred years of progress, from the first faint image ever caught to the instantaneous pictures snapped by today’s state-of-the-art digital equipment.

The informative narrative by Todd Gustavson traces the camera’s development, the lives of its brilliant but often eccentric inventors, and the artists behind the lens. Images and highly descriptive captions for more than 350 cameras from the George Eastman House Collection, plus more than 100 historic photos, ads, and drawings, complement the text.

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Eurka Moments: Niepce, Daguerre, Talbot
Chapter 2: Applying The Craft
Chapter 3: Picturing The World
Chapter 4: Tinkering
Chapter 5: Photography and Fame
Chapter 6: From Wet to Dry
Chapter 7: Smaller Cameras
Chapter 8: Roll Film: The Background
Chapter 9: George Eastman
Chapter 10: The Brownie Legacy
Chapter 11: The Camera Makes Money (And Art)
Chapter 12: The Cameras Behind The News
Chapter 13: Color and Flash
Chapter 14: Depression, War
Chapter 15: Canon, Nikon, Hasselblad
Chapter 16: Ever Easier: Instamatic and Polaroid
Chapter 17: Innovation Everywhere
Chapter 18: 1975 and Beyond
Chapter 19: Setting the Digital Stage

A foreword by the George Eastman House Director Anthony Bannon, and insightful essays by Steve Sasson, inventor of the digital camera, and Alexis Gerard, visionary founder and president of Future Image Inc., completes this illuminating study of one of the greatest modern technological achievements.

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