Real/ideal : photography in mid-nineteenth-century France

J. Paul Getty Museum

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  • "Accompanies an exhibition at the Getty Center in Los Angeles and explores the early history of photography in France, focusing on the photographers who worked with paper negatives, in particular Édouard Baldus, Gustave Le Gray, Henri Le Secq, and Charles Nègre"--


  • "This publication is issued on the occasion of the exhibition Real/Ideal: Photography in France, 1847-1860, on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, from August 30 to November 27, 2016"--Provided by publisher.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Real/ideal: mid-nineteenth-century French photography / Karen Hellman -- Champions of paper: the pioneers of negative-positive photography in France, 1843-60 / Anne de Mondenard -- A bourgeois ambition: photography and the Salon des beaux-arts during the Second Empire / Paul-Louis Roubert -- A "fashionable" art: the first golden age of photography in France / Sylvie Aubenas -- The art and science of the paper negative / Sarah Freeman
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