A.A.E. Disderi and the Carte de Visite Portrait Photograph (Yale Publications in the History of Art)
Elizabeth Anne McCauley

A.A.E. Disderi and the Carte de Visite Portrait Photograph (Yale Publications in the History of Art)

Yale University Press, 1985. First edition First edition. Hardcover. Fine in fine dustjacket. 262 pages. Index and bibliography. Illustrated throughout with images of period photographs. The definitive, highly sought after history of A.A.S. Disderi and his invention of the carte de visite photograph. In 1854 , the young, aspiring photographer Disderi patented the carte de visite, a relatively inexpensive photograph the size of a traditional calling card. His invention marked the beginning of popular photography, the firts step in the transformation of the medium from a unique recording of the world on a daguerrian plate into a commonplace, disposable, easily produced item. In this handsome and carfully documented book, Professor McCauley traces Disderi's successes and failures and importantly uses his career as the framework against which to examine the social and cultural life of the mid-19th century. The "CdV" also had a marked edffect not only on society but also on portrait painting, especially on the styles and compositions of young artists such as Manet, Degas, Monet, and Renoit. Fine Hardcover 9780300031690 (Item ID: E22408)

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