Era of Exploration: The Rise of Landscape Photography in the American West, 1860-1885
Place Published: Boston
Publisher: Albright-Knox Art Gallery; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; New York Graphic Society
Date Published: 1975
Edition: First hardcover edition
Book Id: 40964
260pp. Oblong quarto [23 cm x 30.5 cm] Light brown cloth over boards with the title stamped in gilt on the backstrip and an embossed camera design on the front cover. Very good plus. The head of the spine and the bottom fore edge corner of the front cover are bumped. The dust jacket is in very good condition, with rubbing, intermittent small closed tears and chips along the edges and folds, and an old price sticker on the front inside flap.
From the dust jacket- "A revolution occurred in American photography in the late 1850s, after the invention and widespread use of wet-collodion plates. This technological advance- one of many to emerge from a scientific renaissance at mid-century- coincided with an intense public interest in nature and an enormous production of art and literature dealing with natural themes. Photographers joined the movement toward nature and made photographs of landscapes with more seriousness and success than ever before."