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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)
An amazing collection of true-colour photographs from the early 20th century
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Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice articolo GOR002164633
Descrizione libro Gut/Very good: Buch bzw. Schutzumschlag mit wenigen Gebrauchsspuren an Einband, Schutzumschlag oder Seiten. / Describes a book or dust jacket that does show some signs of wear on either the binding, dust jacket or pages. Codice articolo M01846074584-V
Descrizione libro Hardcover. Condizione: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. 1st Edition. *** BOOK and dust jacket in fine condition. Pictorial boards. 336 pages of wonderful colour photographs and short accompanying texts. The dust jacket is not price clipped and is Trimsleeve protected. In 1907 the Lumiere brothers developed the autochrome colour photographic process. Albert Kahn (1860-1940) used part of his banking fortune to commission top photographers of the time to take "everyday" scenes. Now, over a hundred years later they are indeed "Photographs from a Lost Age". Size: 240x240mm. Codice articolo 007085
Descrizione libro Hardcover. Condizione: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. Bound in pictorial hard boards, this hardback dated 2008 is in VG condition, in VG dust jacket (price clipped). Jacket rubbed and creased along edges, with closed tear to rear bottom edge (1/2 inch). Spine is slightly skewed. 336pp, colour photos throughout. Owner's name on half title page, otherwise clean internally. Codice articolo 0021123
Descrizione libro Condizione: Good. May have some shelf-wear due to normal use. Codice articolo 0KVOG2001HZY
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