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Author Nadar, Félix, 1820-1910.

Title When I was a photographer / Félix Nadar ; translated by Eduardo Cadava and Liana Theodoratou.

Publication Info. Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : MIT Press, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    770.92 Nadar,F NAD    Available
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Description lv, 274 pages ; 21 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Translation of: Quand j'étais photographe.
Includes index.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Balzac and the daguerreotype -- Gazebon avenged -- The blind princess -- Homicidal photography -- The first attempt at aerostatic photography -- Subterranean Paris -- Female and male clients -- The professional secret -- Doctor van Monckhoven -- Obsidional photography -- The primitives of photography -- The new president of the French Society of Photography -- The bee tamer -- 1830 and thereabouts.
Summary "Nadar tells us about his descent into the sewers and catacombs of Paris, where he experimented with the use of artificial lighting, and his ascent ino the skies over Paris in a hot air balloon, from which he took the first aerial photographs. He recounts his 'postal photography' during the 1870-1871 Siege of Paris-an amazing scheme involving micrographic images and carrier pigeons. He describes technical innovations and important figures in photography, and offers a thoughtful consideration of society and culture; but he also writes entertainingly about such matters as Balzac's terror of being photographed, the impact of photograph on a celebrated murder case, and the difference between male and female clients."
Subject Nadar, Félix, 1820-1910 -- Anecdotes.
Photography -- France -- Anecdotes.
Photographers -- France -- Anecdotes.
Added Author Cadava, Eduardo.
Theodoratou, Liana, 1958-
Added Title Quand j'étais photographe. English
ISBN 9780262029452 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0262029456 (hardcover : alk. paper)

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