Wien und Leipzig: A. Hartleben's, 1910. Hardcover. Quarto size, 944 pp., text in German. Very Good. Item #13062501
A 100-year old technical book on photography, with 35 photographic and steel-engraved plates (Tefel), many of which fold out.
The author, Georg Heinrich Emmerich (1870-1923), was the founder of the first School of Photography and the first Professor of Photographic Society in Bavaria. Emmerich was an advocate of pictorialism , a style that endeavored to prove that photography was a full-fledged artistic expression and not purely a technique for photographing naked photos of objects. He went on to found the Training and Research Institute of Photography in Munich in 1900, and was director there until 1917.
___DESCRIPTION: Grey cloth boards with tan half-leather, marbled edges, decorative endpapers, volume is profusely illustrated with black-and-white photographs and drawings, as well as a few analyses in color. Please note that all text is in German.
___CONDITION: Very good overall, with solid gutters and hinges and a strong, square text block; there is substantial wear to corners and some to the head of the spine, the spine also has a dark stain on the left side which carries over to the leather on the back board; there is also some spotting to the front and rear boards. The interior is clean and bright and is entirely free of prior owner markings; there is some toning to the half-title page and title pages; the plates are in fine condition except plate 4, which does have a small tear (approx. one inch) to the fold.
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