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The Resource The dawn of the color photograph : Albert Kahn's archives of the planet, David Okuefuna

The dawn of the color photograph : Albert Kahn's archives of the planet, David Okuefuna

Label
The dawn of the color photograph : Albert Kahn's archives of the planet
Title
The dawn of the color photograph
Title remainder
Albert Kahn's archives of the planet
Statement of responsibility
David Okuefuna
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1909 the French baner and philanthropist Albert Kahn launched a monumentally ambitious project to produce a color photographic record of human life on Earth. Art 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 fifty countries around the world, amassing more than 72,000 images, Unlit recently his collection was all but forgotten, Now a century after he began his "Archives of the Planet" project, this book - richly illustrated in color throughout - and the BBC series it follows are bringing Kahn's dazzling early twentieth-century pictures to a wide audience for the first time, and putting color into what we usually think of as a monochrome world." "Kahn's photographers captured times, places, and people we simply do not expect to see in color photographs, They documented age-old cultures on the brink of being changed forever by war, modernization, and Westernization, recording the last pars of Ireland's traditional Celtic villages and the late days of the Austro-Hongariart and Ottoman empires. They photographed First World War soldiers in their trenches as well as the postwar celebrations in London. In the course of their travels, they also took the earliest color photographs in countries as varied as Vietnam and Brazil, Mongolia and Norway, Benin and the United States." "After being financially ruined in the Great Depression, Kahn was forced to bring his project to a premature end, but today his collection of early color photographs is recognized as one of the world's most important. The Dawn of the Color Photograph makes it easy to see why."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Okuefuna, David
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TR820.5
LC item number
.O395 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Musée Albert Kahn
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kahn, Albert
  • Documentary photography
  • Documentary photography
  • Color photography
  • Civilization, Modern
Label
The dawn of the color photograph : Albert Kahn's archives of the planet, David Okuefuna
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in 2008 by BBC Books, in association with the Musée Albert-Kahn, France, to accompany the BBC television series Edwardians in colour : the wonderful world of Albert Kahn, first broadcast in 2007"--Colophon
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 334) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
231587381
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
335 pages
Isbn
9780691139074
Lccn
2008927413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)231587381
Label
The dawn of the color photograph : Albert Kahn's archives of the planet, David Okuefuna
Publication
Note
"First published in 2008 by BBC Books, in association with the Musée Albert-Kahn, France, to accompany the BBC television series Edwardians in colour : the wonderful world of Albert Kahn, first broadcast in 2007"--Colophon
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 334) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
231587381
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
335 pages
Isbn
9780691139074
Lccn
2008927413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)231587381

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