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The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn

David Okuefuna

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ISBN 10: 1846074584 / ISBN 13: 9781846074585
Editore: Random House UK Ltd Apr 2008, 2008
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Neuware - An amazing collection of true colour photos from the early 20th century from the collection compiled by millionaire French banker and philanthropist Albert Kahn. To accompany a brand new BBC TV series that brings these works to a mass audience for the first time. Includes over 300 colour photos from more than 50 countries. 'Astonishing images' 'Time Out' 335 pp. Englisch. Codice inventario libreria 9781846074585

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Titolo: The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn

Casa editrice: Random House UK Ltd Apr 2008

Data di pubblicazione: 2008

Legatura: Buch

Condizione libro:Neu

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In 1909 the millionaire French banker and philanthropist Albert Kahn embarked on an ambitious project to create a colour photographic record of, and for, the peoples of the world. As an idealist and an internationalist, Kahn believed that he could use the new Autochrome process, the world's first user-friendly, true-colour photographic system, to promote cross-cultural peace and understanding.

Until recently, Kahn's huge collection of 72,000 Autochromes remained relatively unheard of. Now, a century after he launched his project, this photography book and the BBC TV series it accompanies are bringing these dazzling historical photos to a mass audience for the first time and putting colour into what we tend to think of as an entirely monochrome age.

Kahn sent photographers to more than 50 countries, often at crucial junctures in their history, when age-old cultures were on the brink of being changed for ever by war and the march of 20th-century globalisation. They documented in true colour the collapse of the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian empires, the last traditional Celtic villages in Ireland, and the soldiers of the First World War. They took the earliest known colour photographs in countries as far apart as Vietnam and Brazil, Mongolia and Norway, Benin and the United States. In 1929 the Wall Street Crash forced Kahn to bring his project to an end. He died in 1940, but left behind the most important collection of early colour photographs in the world.

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"A fascinating and vivid celebration of the earliest examples of colour photography" (Gareth McLean Guardian)

"Astonishing images" (Time Out)

"A legacy of inestimable richness" (Benjamin Secher Telegraph)

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