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Author Gustavson, Todd.

Title Camera : a history of photography from daguerreotype to digital / Todd Gustavson.

Imprint New York : Sterling Innovation, ©2009.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    770.9 GUS    Available
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Description viii, 360 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes index.
"George Eastman House."
Contents Foreword / Anthony Bannon -- Introduction / Todd Gustavson -- Eureka moments : Niépce, Daguerre, Talbot -- Applying the craft -- Picturing the world -- Tinkering -- Photography and fame -- From wet to dry -- Smaller cameras -- Roll film : the background -- George Eastman -- The Brownie legacy -- The camera makes money (and art) -- The cameras behind the news -- Color and flash -- Depression, war -- Canon, Nikon, Hasselblad -- Ever easier : Instamatic and Polaroid -- Innovation everywhere -- 1975 and beyond -- Setting the digital stage -- Appendix 1 : Plate sizes -- Appendix 2 : Roll film sizes.
Summary "Few inventions have had as powerful an influence as the camera, and few modes of expression have enjoyed the enduring artistic, scientific, and popular appeal of photography. We are so focused on the products of the camera, the indelible images marking our lives and times, that it's easy to forget the instrument itself has a history. Now that history has been comprehensively traced for photography buffs and amateurs alike by Todd Gustavson, Curator of Technology at George Eastman House"--Jacket.
Subject Photography -- History.
ISBN 9781402756566 (hardcover)
9781454900023 (paperback)
Standard No. 3095575

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