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VICTORIAN GIANTS The Birth of Art Photography

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VICTORIAN GIANTS The Birth of Art Photography

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Closeout Price! Recommended. By Phillip Prodger. The work of Oscar Rejlander (1813–75), Julia Margaret Cameron (1815–79), Lewis Carroll (1832–98) and Lady Clementina Hawarden (1822–65) embodies the very best of photography from the Victorian era. These giants of 19th-century photography experimented with new approaches to picture-making and shaped attitudes toward photography that have informed artistic practice ever since. Discover the images that made the case for the photograph as a work of art in this beautiful book.

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The work of Oscar Rejlander (1813–75), Julia Margaret Cameron (1815–79), Lewis Carroll (1832–98) and Lady Clementina Hawarden (1822–65) embodies the very best of photography from the Victorian era. These giants of 19th-century photography experimented with new approaches to picture-making and shaped attitudes toward photography that have informed artistic practice ever since. Discover the images that made the case for the photograph as a work of art in this beautiful book.

These four artists—a Swedish émigré with a mysterious past, a middle-aged Ceylonese expatriate, an Oxford academic and writer of fantasy literature, and a Scottish countess—formed the unlikeliest of schools. Both Carroll and Cameron studied under Rejlander briefly, and maintained a lasting association based around intersecting approaches to portraiture and narrative. Influenced by historical painting and working in close association with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, they formed a bridge between the art of the past and the art of the future.

Based on an exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery. Foreword by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, Director's Foreword, Curator's Preface, Time, biographies of the four creators, letters to and from Cameron, Sir John Herschel, Carroll and his sister, and "An Apology for Art-Photography" by Oscar Rejlander.

Contains some nudity. Also portraits of famous men and women, including actress Ellen Terry, children, chimney sweeps, family scenes, actors in costume et al.

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Item Code VICGH
Publisher National Portrait Gallery
Publish Date 2018
ISBN 9781855147065
Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket
Dimensions 9x10
# Pages 240pg
Color Partial Color
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