The Early American Daguerreotype: Cross-Currents in Art and Technology

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The American daguerreotype as something completely new: a mechanical invention that produced an image, a hybrid of fine art and science and technology.The daguerreotype, invented in France, came to America in 1839. By 1851, this early photographic method had been improved by American daguerreotypists to such a degree that it was often referred to as "the American process." The daguerreotype -- now perhaps mostly associated with stiffly posed portraits of serious-visaged nineteenth-century personages -- was an extremely ...

The Early American Daguerreotype: Cross-Currents in Art and Technology 2016, MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass.

ISBN-13: 9780262034104

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