The Silver Canvas: Daguerreotype Masterpieces from the J. Paul Getty Museum
By the middle of the nineteenth century, the most common method of photography was the daguerreotype—Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre’s miraculous invention that captured in a camera visual images on a highly polished silver surface through exposure to light. In this book are presented nearly eighty masterpieces—many never previously published—from the J. Paul Getty Museum’s extensive daguerreotype collection.
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The Lowrys, a former museum director and a photographer, respectively, have produced a useful and well-crafted addition to the literature of early photography. Ample text, neither dense nor too spare ... Read full review