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Retrato y Paisaje en la fotografía del siglo XIX: Colecciones privadas de Madrid / Portrait and Landscape in 19th Century Photography: Private Collections from Madrid

Publisher: Madrid: Fundación Telefónica, 2001
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 8489884285
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.