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The Resource Speculating Daguerre : art and enterprise in the work of L. J. M. Daguerre, Stephen C. Pinson

Speculating Daguerre : art and enterprise in the work of L. J. M. Daguerre, Stephen C. Pinson

Label
Speculating Daguerre : art and enterprise in the work of L. J. M. Daguerre
Title
Speculating Daguerre
Title remainder
art and enterprise in the work of L. J. M. Daguerre
Statement of responsibility
Stephen C. Pinson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre (1787<U+0127> �1851) was a true nineteenth-century visionary<U+0127> �a painter, printmaker, set designer, entrepreneur, inventor, and pioneer of photography. Though he was widely celebrated beyond his own lifetime for his invention of the daguerreotype, it was his origins as a theatrical designer and purveyor of visual entertainment that paved the way for Daguerre's emergence as one of the world's most iconic imagemakers. In Speculating Daguerre, Stephen C. Pinson reinterprets the story of the man and his time, painting a vivid picture of Daguerre as an innovative artist and savvy impresario whose eventual fame as a photographer eclipsed everything that had come before. Drawing upon previously unpublished correspondence and unplumbed archival sources, Pinson mixes biography with an incisive study of Daguerre's wide-ranging involvement in visual culture. From his work as a commercial lithographer to his coinvention of the Paris Diorama<U+0127> �a theater in the round in which Daguerre employed natural light and special effects to simulate time and movement in large-scale paintings<U+0127> �here we are given access to Daguerre the artist, whose tireless experimentation, entrepreneurial spirit, and exceptional talent for popular spectacle helped to usher in a new visual age. Filled with more than one hundred illustrations and including the first complete catalogue of Daguerre's paintings, works on paper, and daguerreotypes to appear in print, the publication of Speculating Daguerre will be a much-heralded event for anyone with even a passing interest in one of the most fascinating characters in the history of photography.----
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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ICU/DLC
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Pinson, Stephen C
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Daguerre, Louis Jacques Mandé
  • Photography
Label
Speculating Daguerre : art and enterprise in the work of L. J. M. Daguerre, Stephen C. Pinson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-302) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The reign of speculation -- Operatic enterprises -- The panorama effect -- Lookers -- Optical naturalism -- Theatrical landscapes -- The museum as laboratory -- Nature's palette: fixed and modifiable views -- An artist's "fortune" -- 1814-1825 -- 1825-1830 -- 1830-1839 -- Speculating Daguerre -- Counterproof -- Permanence -- Monuments -- A catalogue of works attributed to Daguerre -- Works on paper -- Paintings -- Daguerreotypes -- Appendix 1: Daguerre's addresses in Paris -- Appendix 2: chronology -- Appendix 3: a primer on the early history of photography
Control code
FIEb17638471
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
ix, 313 pages
Isbn
9780226669113
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)655303484
Label
Speculating Daguerre : art and enterprise in the work of L. J. M. Daguerre, Stephen C. Pinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-302) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The reign of speculation -- Operatic enterprises -- The panorama effect -- Lookers -- Optical naturalism -- Theatrical landscapes -- The museum as laboratory -- Nature's palette: fixed and modifiable views -- An artist's "fortune" -- 1814-1825 -- 1825-1830 -- 1830-1839 -- Speculating Daguerre -- Counterproof -- Permanence -- Monuments -- A catalogue of works attributed to Daguerre -- Works on paper -- Paintings -- Daguerreotypes -- Appendix 1: Daguerre's addresses in Paris -- Appendix 2: chronology -- Appendix 3: a primer on the early history of photography
Control code
FIEb17638471
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
ix, 313 pages
Isbn
9780226669113
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)655303484

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