Camille Silvy - Photographer of Modern Life

By: Haworth-Booth, Mark

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Book Condition: Fine


Very dark navy hardcover with title in silver on spine. Condition: Fine, binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Fine, with just a hint of shelfwear, and some very light sunning to the rear of the dustjacket where it meets the very edge of the spine. 160pp. 100 b/w plates. This account of the life of the French photographer Camille Silvy (1834-1910) was published to mark the centenary of his death and the first retrospective exhibition dedicated to his work, held at the National Portrait Gallery, London from 15 July to 24 October, 2010. More than any other 19th century photograph, Silvy exemplified Charles Baudelaire's idea of the artist as an interpreter of modern life. He made elegant portraits of fashionable society at the same time as portraying ordinary people as themselves.

Title: Camille Silvy - Photographer of Modern Life

Author Name: Haworth-Booth, Mark

Categories: Photography,

Publisher: London, National Portrait Gallery: 2010

ISBN Number: 1855144158

ISBN Number 13: 9781855144156

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Type: Book

Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall

Seller ID: 006538

Keywords: camille silvy, early photography, portrait photography,