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The Dawn of the Color Photograph

Albert Kahn's Archives of the Planet

The Dawn of the Color Photograph( )
Author: Okuefuna, David
ISBN:978-0-691-13907-4
Publication Date:Nov 2008
Publisher:Princeton University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $49.50
Book Description:

In 1909 the French banker and philanthropist Albert Kahn launched a monumentally ambitious project: to produce a color photographic record of human life on Earth. An internationalist and pacifist, Kahn believed that he could use the new autochrome--the world's first portable, true-color photographic process--to create a global photographic archive that would promote cross-cultural understanding and peace. Over the next twenty years, he sent a group of photographers to more than...
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Book Details
Pages:336
Detailed Subjects: Photography / Techniques / Color
Photography / Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):9.163 x 9.163 Inches
Book Weight:3.5 Pounds



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