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Author Pinson, Stephen C, author.

Title Monumental journey : the daguerreotypes of Girault de Prangey / Stephen C. Pinson ; with contributions by Sylvie Aubenas, Olivier Caumont, Silvia A. Centeno, Thomas Galifot, Nora W. Kennedy, Grant B. Romer, Martina Rugiadi, Andrea E. Schlather, Lindsey S. Stewart, Andrew Szegedy-Maszak, and Ariadna Cervera Xicotencatl.

Publication Info. New York : The Metropolitan Museum of Art, [2019]
©2019

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Description xi, 237 pages : illustrations ; 25 x 28 cm
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Note Catalog of an exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from January 30-May 12, 2019.
Summary In 1842, the pioneering French photographer Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey (1804-1892) set out eastward across the Mediterranean with a custom-built camera to explore ancient lands that were largely unknown to the Western world. This book is the first to fully consider the hundreds of daguerreotypes that resulted from his three-year journey, many of which were made using innovative techniques that fascinate photographers to this day. The images, including the first-known photographic documentation of significant locations, offer tangible evidence of historic sites, many of which have since been destroyed, in places such as Greece, Italy, Egypt, Turkey, Syria, and Jerusalem. They are remarkable and unparalleled portraits of a world gone by. Copiously illustrated and featuring a geographic glossary of the sites and images, Monumental Journey sheds new light on the arc of Girault's career, the vibrant orientalist milieu of 19th-century France that shaped his work, and his inventive contributions to the nascent field of photography. It introduces modern audiences to a brilliant yet enigmatic talent, as well as the stunning images, many published here for the time, that make a major contribution to the histories of both photography and eastern Mediterranean.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-231) and index.
Contents The odyssey of an artist and his work / Sylvie Aubenas -- Splendor in the dust / Stephen C. Pinson -- Plates -- Framing an Islamic art / Martina Rugiadi -- The pleasure of ruins / Andrew Szegedy-Maszak -- Daguerreotype work in France / Thomas Galifot -- From drawing to photography : Image-production techniques / Olivier Caumont -- "Un Daguerréotype monstre" / Sylvie A. Centeno, Nora W. Kennedy, Grant B. Romer, Andrea E. Schlather, and Ariadna Cervera Xicotencatl -- Key sites and subjects / Lindsey S. Stewart -- Map of Girault's travels, 1831-50.
Subject Girault de Prangey, 1804-1892 -- Exhibitions.
Daguerreotype -- France -- History -- 19th century -- Exhibitions.
Photography -- France -- History -- 19th century -- Exhibitions.
Photography in archaeology -- Exhibitions.
Ruins in art -- Exhibitions.
Historic buildings in art -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Added Author Girault de Prangey, 1804-1892, artist.
Aubenas, Sylvie, writer of supplementary textual content.
Caumont, Olivier, 1966- writer of supplementary textual content.
Centeno, Silvia A., writer of supplementary textual content.
Galifot, Thomas, writer of supplementary textual content.
Kennedy, Nora, writer of supplementary textual content.
Romer, Grant B, writer of supplementary textual content.
Rugiadi, Martina, writer of supplementary textual content.
Schlather, Andrea E., writer of supplementary textual content.
Stewart, Lindsey, writer of supplementary textual content.
Szegedy-Maszak, Andrew, writer of supplementary textual content.
Xicotencatl, Ariadna Cervera, writer of supplementary textual content.
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), host institution.
ISBN 1588396630
9781588396631

 
    
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