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On the Art of Fixing a Shadow: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Photography

Publisher: Washington, D.C. National Gallery of Art, 1989
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 0821217577
Condition: Fine / Near Fine
Item #: 106783



First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Beige cloth-covered boards with title stamped in silver on spine, with photographically-illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by numerous artists. Text by Joel Snyder, Sarah Greenough, David Travis and Colin Westerbeck. Includes a list of works, artists' bibliographies, bibliography, glossary and an index. 528 pp., with 198 four-color and 252 duotone illustrations. 10 x 12-1/4 inches. Published on the occasion of an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art and traveling to The Art Institute of Chicago and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.


Fine in Near Fine dust jacket (pronounced sunning at the spine; moderate surface wear).


An extensive survey of photography's first 150 years.