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The Glass House Years

In this social and aesthetic survey of photography’s first thirty years, Elizabeth Heyert offers an unusual selection of photographs, including rarely seen intimate images of the British royal family at play, as well as a selection of funeral albums and post-mortem portraits. Along with a brief history of photography’s earliest days, the author explores the careers of the “glass-house” entrepreneurs—commercial portrait photographers working in glass rooftop studios—and of pioneering amateurs and other independent spirits in the field such as Lewis Carroll and Julia Margaret Cameron. With 91 illustrations from the archives of the Royal Photographic Society, The Victoria and Albert Museum, the Royal Library at Windsor Castle, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Kodak Museum and others.

Hardcover: 158 pages
Publisher: Allanhed & Schram/George Prior
Language: English
ISBN-0: 86043-199-1
Product Dimensions: 10.25 x 7.25 x 0.5 inches

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