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Cabinet cards were America's main format for photographic portraiture throughout the last quarter of the nineteenth century. Standardized at 61/2 x 41/4 inches, they were just large enough to reveal extensive detail, leading to the incorporation of elaborate poses, backdrops, and props. Inexpensive and sold by the dozen, they transformed getting one's portrait made from a formal event taken up once or twice in a lifetime into a commonplace practice shared with friends. The cards reinforced middle-class Americans' sense of family. They allowed people to show off their material achievements and comforts, and the best cards projected an informal immediacy that encouraged viewers to feel emotionally connected with those portrayed. The experience even led sitters to act out before the camera. By making photographs an easygoing fact of life, the cards forecast the snapshot and today's ubiquitous photo sharing. Organized by senior curator John Rohrbach, Acting Out is the first ever in-depth examination of the cabinet card phenomena. Full-color plates include over 100 cards at full size, providing a highly entertaining collection of these early versions of the selfie and ultimately demonstrating how cabinet cards made photography modern. Published in association with the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Exhibition dates: Amon Carter Museum of American Art: June 27-September 20, 2020 Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA): November 1, 2020-April 18, 2021
The Wisdom of Buddha is a stunning visual journey through the countries of India, Bhutan, Tibet, China, Cambodia, and Myanmar. The soul-touching photographs are paired with carefully selected quotes meant to express the very heart of Buddha's teachings. Visit historical Buddhist landmarks including Bodh Gaya, where Siddhartha Gautama became enlightened and was pronounced the Buddha. View traditions from the different branches of Buddhism including Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana. This reflective book is beautifully presented with linen-bound work, and offers beauty, peace, and wisdom for your journey through life.
A brand new, updated edition of this popular travel book. Over 200 stunning original photographs of Ireland, North and South, featuring its historic places, monuments, breathtaking scenery, the people, fairs and festivals. Each photograph is accompanied by fact-filled, informative text on the history, legend, lives and customs covered by the pictures. With QR codes throughout providing links to a wide range of internet content, from videos and facebook groups to photographs and travel sites. The book takes you on a county by county tour of Ireland, visiting all the major tourist attractions: The Rock of Cashel, The Cliffs of Moher, The Giant's Causeway, Trinity College, Bunratty Castle, as well as illustrating unique features for which the Irish landscape is famous, such as thatched cottages, stone walls and round towers. The perfect accompaniment to a visit to Ireland and the ideal souvenir to take home.
I had access to what felt like a secret world. It was a subject that had been written about and dramatised but I don't think any photographers had ever tackled before. There was a change going on. Someone described it as a 'last hurrah' of the upper classes. - Dafydd Jones Oxford University at the start of the eighties, rife with black ties and ballgowns. A change was on its way - best described by a newspaper as 'the Return of the Bright Young Things'. At this time, Oxford University was synonymous with the wealthy, the powerful and the privileged. Many of the young people in these pictures moved on to have careers in the establishment including Boris Johnson and David Cameron. In these photographs, however, their youth is undeniable: teenagers in full suits celebrate the rise of Thatcher in England and Reagan in America, in between punting on the river, chasing romance and partying through the night. It was Thatcher's Britain, a period of celebration for those that had money - Dafydd Jones Oxford: The Last Hurrah shows a world that has been written about and dramatised, yet never photographed. Affectionate and critical, it pokes affectionate fun at its subjects while celebrating English eccentricity. From the architectural marvels of the colleges to misty mornings along the river at dawn, this is Oxford at its most beautiful - and the students of the 1980s at their most raw and honest.
Capturing the vibrant, creative energy that permeates Los Angeles, fifty of the L.A. area's most talented Instagram photographers bring one of the world's most dynamic cities to life. Following the success of New York City on Instagram and San Francisco on Instagram, Los Angeles on Instagram is a glamorous and gritty portrait that highlights fresh perspectives of iconic cityscapes, little-known urban oases, and the knockout beauty of the Pacific Coast. It is a celebration of the SoCal experience via the lens of an incredible community of photographers. For anyone with a love of Los Angeles and Instagram, this book will inspire, entertain, and illuminate.
Adolf Hitler invaded Western Europe on 10 May 1940. After breaking through the supposedly impenetrable' Ardennes, Erwin Rommel was at the forefront of the Wehrmacht's audacious drive through France. Rommel, who had no prior experience leading an armoured division in combat, moved with such speed and nerve that he frequently surprised French units by arriving far earlier than expected. Crossing the Meuse River, we follow Rommel in what he referred to as practically a lightning Tour de France' as he pushed through northern France to the English Channel. His spectacular victory at the coastal port of Saint-Val ry-en-Caux was crowned by the capture of Cherbourg. Following the armistice, Rommel was involved in re-enacting certain battles, such as crossing the Somme, for the documentary Sieg im Westen (Victory in the West). This is the story of Rommel and the 7th Panzer Division the so-called Ghost Division' in France, 1940.
America's most important and iconic river has many familiar names: The Mighty Mississippi, Old Blue, and Ole Man River. In Mississippi River: Headwaters and Heartland to Delta and Gulf, the third book of his trilogy on North American Waters, David Freese takes us on a captivating visual journey from its source at Lake Itasca in Minnesota 2,552 miles south to the Gulf of Mexico. Freese's photographs open our eyes to encompass a wide diversity of industry and farmland, cities and towns, landscapes and wildlife, all the while revealing the constant flow of goods, grain, and fuel, up and down the country's major shipping artery. The photographs illustrate the ongoing dangers posed by increased flooding and the protective measures taken by the U. S. Army Corp of Engineers to try and keep a restless river in check. There are environmental concerns, ranging from habitat loss to agricultural and pesticide runoff, and the legacy of slavery and the removal of native peoples persist. It's a river that reveals a complicated past, present, and future as humankind attempts to control nature. American history bends and turns in its waters. The noted author Simon Winchester has written an arresting essay that provides one of the most compelling descriptions and histories yet written about a river that is so much more than a familiar name. The foreword by Sarah Kennel, Curator of Photography at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, places Freese's images into the canon of landscape photography as a magnificent body of work that documents, critiques, honors, and sanctifies America's most treasured river.