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Une histoire de la photographie, de 1839 aux années 1980, à travers des photographies issues du fonds de l'Albertina à Vienne constitué depuis 1852, à l'occasion de sa réouverture après rénovation. ©Electre 2019
Présentation en anglais Defining the status of photography by reference to more than just the classical bias between art and document and acknowledging that both the eye and the camera are involved in the production of images in an exciting and multi-faceted interactive play are the objectives of this first publication of the photographic collection of the Albertina, whose eminent tradition in collecting drawings and prints has now been extended to encompass objects created by the new technical medium of photography. Design and chance as constitutive elements of any collection are part of the collective memory which in these archives will serve posterity. The holdings of the Albertina's photographic collection tell mutually complementary as well as diverging stories about the medium of photography. The different aspects under which photographic material has been collected are as exciting as the pictures themselves: an imperial art collection and the library connected with it, pictures owned by an industrial school founded in the late 19th century (the Graphische Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt) with treasures acquired by its famous teachers, among them Rudolf Koppitz, and the archives of the first publishing house in the German-speaking world specializing in photography books can be regarded as exemplary for many different points of reference to which photography can (and must) be related. The early days of the medium are presented by descriptions of collection strategies, which include Henry William Fox Talbot's Pencil of Nature as well as previously unknown experiments. The policy underlying the first photographic exhibition in the German-speaking world is explored, which attempted to provide an overview of everything that was considered of importance in this field in 1864, from Édouard Baldus to Carleton Watkins, from still lifes to expedition photography. Stereo pictures and panoramas address photography as a vehicle of a radically novel perception and representation of space. X-ray and astro-photography, surveying pictures of glaciers and snapshots of flying bullets: all this passed through the hands of Josef Maria Eder, whose key role in the exchange of scientific photographs in the late 19th century has hardly been recognized to date. The fact that, in addition, classical themes such as 'Posed Photography' or 'Instantaneous Photography' can be illustrated using pictures by photographers from Julia Margaret Cameron to Robert Frank, from Heinrich Kühn to Lisette Model, has been rendered possible by the numerous acquisitions made in recent years.
Paru le : 14/03/2003
Thématique : Musées - Muséologie
Auteur(s) : Non précisé.
Éditeur(s) : Seuil
Collection(s) : Non précisé.
Série(s) : Non précisé.
ISBN : 2-02-059237-1
EAN13 : 9782020592376
Format : Non précisé.
Reliure : Broché
Pages : 283
Hauteur : 31 cm / Largeur : 25 cm
Épaisseur : 2,7 cm
Poids : 1880 g