Julia Margaret Cameron by Joanne LukitshJulia Margaret Cameron by Joanne Lukitsh

Julia Margaret Cameron

byJoanne LukitshAs told byJoanne Lukitsh

Hardcover | September 26, 2006

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A Beautiful Monograph Illuminating the Iconic Portraits of Oneof Nineteenth Century's Influential Artistic Photographers. Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-79) was forty-eight when her daughter gave hera camera as a gift.Even though her self-taught career started late she isconsidered an ambitious pioneer of the art of photography.Producing someof the most innovative and visually striking portraits of her time, Cameronhas left behind an unprecedented archive of the leaders and intellectualsof Victorian England, including Alfred Tennyson, Holsman Hunt, and CharlesDarwin.JULIA MARGARET CAMERON by Joanne Lukitsh, is an illustrated overview of thework of this legendary photographer. This affordable book documents thedevelopment of her photography through a chronological sequence of 55 blackand white images.The accompanying text by Boston-based Professor Lukitshprovides a fresh perspective on her life and work, placing her within thecultural context of her time and within the history of photojournalism.Cameron's artistic context for her photographs was her vital social circleof painters, writers, critics and intellectuals.Her images are often theonly existing photographs of these influential historical individuals.Inaddition her work encompassed tender portraits of children and wistful,poetic homages to female beauty.Cameron's sophisticated use of lighting and selective focus displayed herpassion for beauty, literature and, myth.In addition to literature, shedrew inspiration from the old masters.She stated her photographic missionas: "My aspirations are to ennoble Photography and to secure for it thecharacter and uses of High Art by combining the real and Ideal andsacrificing nothing of the Truth by all possible devotion to Poetry andbeauty." Flipping through the pages of this beautiful monograph it isimmediately apparent that Cameron not only accomplished her mission, butultimately transformed the face of portraiture.
Title:Julia Margaret CameronFormat:HardcoverDimensions:128 pages, 9.88 × 8.5 × 0.5 inPublished:September 26, 2006Publisher:Phaidon PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:071484618X

ISBN - 13:9780714846187

Appropriate for ages: 13

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