Camille Silvy

Camille Silvy

Photographer of Modern Life

Book - 2010
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The French photographer Camille Silvy (1834 -1910) was one of the most original artists of his time. More than any other nineteenth-century photographer, Silvy exemplifies Charles Baudelaire's idea of the artist as an interpreter of modern life. This book explores Silvy's innovative efforts to master industrial-scale portrait production alongside fineart photography in his popular London studio. Presenting sitters in modern dress was a new phenomenon and Silvy was a pioneer in the creation of the carte-de-visite (a photographic visiting card).

This fascinating account of Silvy's life and photography is published to mark the centenary of his death. Combining research into exhibition prints, still lifes, and street scenes, as well as the intimate, beautifully lit and posed cartes-de-visite , the book demonstrates Silvy's extraordinary originality and his life as a man of both art and commerce. A previously unpublished photographic collection of his family is also included.

Publisher: Los Angeles : J. Paul Getty Museum, c2010
ISBN: 9781606060254
1606060252
Branch Call Number: 779.092 H397
779.092 H397
Characteristics: 160 p. : ill. ; 28 cm

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