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Young America: The Daguerreotypes Of Southworth & Hawes [Hardcover]

By Grant B. Romer (Editor) & Brian Wallis (Editor)
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From 1845 to 1862, the Boston partnership of Albert Sands Southworth and Josiah Johnson Hawes maintained the most celebrated photography studio in the United States. Taking as their subjects both the greatest personalities of the day and the natural spectacles of the American landscape, such as Niagara Falls, Southworth & Hawes elevated the new medium of daguerreotype photography to the level of art. Transcending the mere recording of factual detail, their daguerreotypes reflect a quintessentially American aesthetic and embody an emerging national culture and spirit. Young America will be the most significant publication to date on Southworth & Hawes, featuring full-scale color reproductions of all plates in the exhibition as well as 2,000 additional black-and-white illustrations. It will include a critical analysis of the historical and cultural importance of the work of Southworth & Hawes, with original texts by Brian Wallis, ICP Director of Exhibitions and Chief Curator, and Grant Romer, Director of the advanced program in Photography Conservation at George Eastman House, among other scholars. Appendices will include a chronology, an annotated bibliography, an exploration of the daguerreotype process, brief biographies of the sitters, and a Southworth & Hawes family genealogy, making the catalogue an invaluable resource for researchers as well as general readers. The book will include an annotated bibliography, exhibition checklist, and chronology.

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Pages   552
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 2.25" Width: 11.75" Height: 12"
Weight:   7.6 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jul 15, 2005
Publisher   Steidl/ICP
ISBN  386521066X  
ISBN13  9783865210661  

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Early American history and culture captured in daguerrotypes  Mar 13, 2006
From 1845 to 1862 Albert Sands Southworth and Josiah Johnson Hawes maintained a famous photography studio, using the most famous personalities of their times as subjects and also capturing on film some of the most notable of events and places. Their focus was fine art photography rather than simple portraiture, and their daguerreotypes thus captured more than factual images alone, adding touches which captured historic and cultural elements. YOUNG AMERICA accompanies an exhibition of the same name and packs in over a hundred color reproductions plus nearly 2,000 black and white illustrations. Editor Grant Romer is Director of the Advanced Program in Photography Conservation at George Eastman House, and Brian Wallis is Director of Exhibitions and Chief Curator at the International Center of Photography: together these scholars create not just a catalog, but a historical survey of the daguerreotype process and Southworth and Hawes' influences on photographic achievement as a whole. The wealth of images packed into the book alone would make it a highly recommended pick; the focus on daguerreotype history and Southworth and Hawes' lasting achievements make it essential for any serious art collection.
An Important Resource for Southworth & Hawes Research  Sep 8, 2005
I first received this catalogue from this site, and thoroughly enjoyed it, then went soon after to see the exhibit at ICP in New York. The book reproduces the magnificent images beautifully, and was an interesting and illuminating adjunct to the exhibit itself. It is an amazingly comprehensive catalogue of the output of this studio, and it was as interesting to see the smaller, little-known images as it was to see the more familiar, gorgeous whole-plate portraits and scenes we have seen for years. A must-have for anyone who loves American daguerreotypes.

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