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Color mania : photographing the world in autochrome  Cover Image Book Book

Color mania : photographing the world in autochrome / Catlin Langford.

Langford, Catlin, (author.).


"Offering unprecedented access to the V&A's collection of autochromes - one of the greatest collections of early colour photography in the world - 'Colour Mania' presents this pioneering photographic process in its full, vibrant, wondrous and painterly beauty and provides a breathtaking view of the early 20th century in colour. These autochromes are so fragile and light sensitive that they cannot be displayed in public - this book presents the only chance to see them.0 Invented by the Lumiere brothers - also pioneers of cinema - autochrome was the first widely available direct colour photography process and remained so for the next twenty years. Upon its commercial release in 1907, it was eagerly embraced by Pictorialist photographers and advocated by its leading member Alfred Stieglitz, who predicted 'a mania for colour'. Photographed with great care for this book, the V&A's abundant collection of autochromes is brought to the public for the very first time. Organized thematically and with sections focusing in-depth on the photographers who engaged with the process Colour Mania is built upon the latest scholarship and research by Catlin Longford and includes insights into how these extraordinary photographs are being preserved for future generations. An opportunity to travel in time and understand a tour de force in photographic technology, 'Colour Mania' will delight anyone who desires to experience the past in colour." -- publisher's description.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780500480762
  • ISBN: 0500480761
  • Physical Description: 239 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Thames & Hudson, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2022 by Thames & association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, London."--Colophon.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographic references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Portraits. Alvin Langdon Coburn ; John Cimon Warburg -- In the garden. Henry Essenhigh Corke ; Hugh C. Knowles -- Still life. Baron Adolph de Meyer -- Travel. Helen Messinger Murdoch ; F. A. Paneth -- Conservation in conversation.
Subject: Color photography > Autochrome process.

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Erlanger Branch 778.65 L278c 2022 (Text) 33126024955191 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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