Publisher: Madrid: Fundación Telefónica, 2001
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 111787
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Photographically illustrated paper-covered boards, with title stamped in white on red linen quarter-bound spine; no dust jacket as issued. Texts (in Spanish and English) by Roberto Velázquez Martín, Juan Carlos Rubio Aragonés, Mario Fernández Albarés and Carlos Teixidor Cadenas. Features photographs by Nadar, Disdéri, Carjat, and numerous unknown photographers. 304 pp., with four-color plates throughout beautifully printed on heavy coated paper. 12-1/4 x 9-1/2 inches. Published on the occasion of an exhibition at Fundación Telefónica.
A stunning compilation of 19th-century images from Madrid's private collections, including daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, ferrotypes, microphotography, cartes de visite, stereoscopic views, and books / albums depicting individuals, groups, and urban/rural landscapes. Gorgeous reproductions highlight the materiality of the photographs, and suggest both the desire to own and the pleasure of owning these remarkable, historically significant objects.