Large 4to. 551pp. Lavishly illustrated throughout with a mixture of colour, sepia and black and white photographs. Condition is Fine, arguably As New, with no faults to speak of. Foreword by Alison Nordstrom and afterword by Mark Haworth-Booth. The Gernsheim Collection is one of the most important collections of photography in the world. Amassed by the renowned husband-and-wife team of Helmut and Alison Gernsheim between 1945 and 1963, it contains an unparalleled range of images, beginning with the world’s earliest-known photograph from nature, made by Joseph Nicephore Niepce in 1826. Arranged in chronological order, this selection effectively constitutes a visual history of photography from its beginnings to the mid-twentieth century. Each full-page image is accompanied by an extensive annotation in which Roy Flukinger describes the photograph’s place in the evolution of photography and also within the Gernsheim Collection. A remarkable book that provides untold insights into the history of photography. This is a heavy book, weighing roughly 5kg, and postage will have to be adjusted accordingly.
FLUKINGER, Roy; NORDSTROM, Alison; HAWORTH-BOOTH, Mark, The Gernsheim Collection: Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas Press, 2010
KISLUK-GROSHEIDE, Danielle; KROHN, Deborah L.; LEBEN, Ulrich (eds.)., Salvaging the Past: Georges Hoentschel and French Decorative Arts from the Metropolitan Museum of Art., The Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture; The Metroplitan Museum of Art and Yale University Press, 2013