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Art of Stereography : Rediscovering Vintage Three-Dimensional Images (Paperback) (Douglas Heil)
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Three-dimensional stereoviews were wildly popular in the mid–19th century. Yet public infatuation fueled highbrow scorn, and even when they fell from favor, critics retained their disdain. Thus a dazzling body of photographic work has unjustly been buried. This book explores how compelling images were made by carefully combining subject matter, composition, lighting, tonality, blocking and depth. It draws upon the fine arts, the mass media, humanities, history, and even geology. Throughout, overlooked photographers are celebrated, such as the one who found extraordinary visual parallels within nature, anticipating Cézanne and Seurat—or the one who refused to play favorites during a bitter war and found humanity on both sides—or the one who took a favorite American glen and found menace all about. Stereographers were actually more like film directors or television producers than large format photographers: the best ones fused artistry with commercial appeal.
Number of Pages: 346
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: Douglas Heil
Street Date: January 19, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-6996
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