The Silver Canvas: Daguerreotype Masterpieces from the J. Paul Getty Museum

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Getty Publications, Feb 3, 2000 - Art - 256 pages

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

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Bates Lowry is an art historian and former museum director and the author of a number of books on photography.

Isabel Barrett Lowry is former executive director of The Dunlap Society and an independent researcher and photographer. The Lowrys are currently working on a book reflecting their interest in hand-colored photography.

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