Re: Books for a class on 19th century British Photography
Peter Henry Emerson's 'Naturalistic Photography' is an interesting read, especially if you add in the historical tidbits surrounding it such as his later renunciation of his own book! Another interesting read is 'Pictorial Effect in Photography' by Henry Peach Robinson. This are both available in facsimile editions.
A side issue is why the name Henry was so popular in the 19th century.
On Feb 13, 2008, at 3:21 PM, Jeremy Moore wrote:
A professor here is looking for good books on 19th century British Photography and wondered if anyone had any suggestions? This is a graduate art history reading seminar that focuses on theory and the contextualizing of images within their original time frame and today. Also, since we usually read 6-10 books she's trying to avoid including expensive monographs if possible.