An American Odyssey by Sabine ArquéAn American Odyssey by Sabine Arqué

An American Odyssey

bySabine ArquéEditorMarc Walter

Hardcover | June 15, 2014

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This land is your land.  Rare color photographs of American life and landscapes around the turn of the 20th century
 
From the Atlantic to the Pacific and the Rockies to the Tropic of Cancer, the North American landscape is as diverse as it is immense. Lakes as vast as seas, windswept plains, massive waterfalls, sweltering deserts, marshy swamps, towering forests, giant rushing rivers, formidable volcanoes, powerful geysers, a legendary canyon...the list of the continent’s natural wonders reads like a thrilling travel brochure.

This collection of photographs commissioned by the Detroit Photographic Company between the years of 1888 and 1924 documents—in color—North America’s most exceptional natural sites as well as its peoples, from Native Americans and African Americans to immigrants and the last of the gold rushers, and legendary sights such as Far West saloons, New York and San Francisco’s Chinatowns, Coney Island crowds, and much more.

Using a photographic process that predated the autochrome (which didn't come into use until 1907) by nearly 20 years, these photochroms offered people their first glimpses of color photographs. This selection of beautifully reproduced images, drawn from over 15,000 large-format originals owned by private collector Marc Walter, will take you on an epic journey through the America of a century ago.

The editor and author: Graphic designer, photographer, and collector Marc Walter specializes in antique travel photographs, particularly photochroms, of which he has one of the world's largest collections. He has widely published books with images from his collection as well as his own photographs. The contributing author: Sabine ...
Title:An American OdysseyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:600 pages, 15.6 × 11.4 × 0.98 inPublished:June 15, 2014Publisher:Taschen America LlcLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3836542102

ISBN - 13:9783836542104

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