On the Art of Fixing a Shadow. One Hundred and Fifty Years of Photography. Exhibition catalogue with texts by Sarah Greenough, Joel Snyder, David Travis, and Colin Westerbeck. Cloth hardbound. Oblong quarto. First Edition. 198 color and 252 duotone illustrations. Exhibition checklist, artists' and general bibliographies, and glossary. National Gallery of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, 1989.
"This exceptional book is an inspired departure from previous surveys and re-examines the history of photography as art in light of the significant historical research and criticism of the past decade."--the publisher. Published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the invention of photography--described by Fox Talbot as "the art of fixing a shadow"--this book celebrates the significant accomplishments in the history of the medium and presents well known as well as previously unpublished work by more than 200 photographers.
Dust jacket sun faded with slight rubbing, otherwise Fine. Minor foxing at top of text block and bowed slightly. Very Good.