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The Birth of Photography: Highlights of the Gernsheim Collection

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The historian of photography Helmut Gernsheim (1913–1995) owned the largest photography collection in the world. For the first time in half a century, both its sections are reunited in an exhibition catalog: the historical part, housed in the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin, and the contemporary collection in the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, Mannheim, Germany. With roughly 220 outstanding photographs, the catalog affords unprecedented insights into the matchless history of the Gernsheim Collection as well as a fascinating overview of the history of photography, beginning with the world's first photographic image by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce in 1826.

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Highlights from one of the most important collections of photography in the world

About the Author

Alfried Wieczorek is dirctor of the Museum Reiss-Engelhorn in Mannheim, Germany

Claude W. Sui is chief curator at the Forum Internationale Photographie at Museum Reiss-Engelhorn, Mannheim, Germany.

Barbara Brown is Head of Photograph Conservation at Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas.

David Coleman is curator of photography at Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin.

Product Details

ISBN:
9783868283303
Author:
Wieczorek, Alfried
Publisher:
Kehrer Verlag
Author:
Sui, Claude W.
Author:
Brown, Barbara
Author:
Coleman, David
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20130431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
244 color and BandW photos
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
12.5 x 9.38 in

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