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The World in 1900: A Colour Portrait by Marc Walter,‎ Sabine Arqué

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The revolutionary ‘photocrome’ process was unveiled at the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1900. This unique new approach permitted the first-ever colour images of the world’s most famous sites and landmarks, and elicited unprecedented admiration on both sides of the Atlantic. The process remained in vogue until the 1920s, before being superseded by more modern colour photography methods. This book offers a richly varied collection of over 300 such images from 47 countries. They continue to astonish not only by virtue of their freshness and naiveté, but also because of their remarkable realism. As such, they represent a mute yet vivid testament to a forgotten era.

Paperback published by Thames & Hudson in 2007 in very good condition. Binding sound and all pages clean and unmarked. There is some very slight creasing to the very bottom corners of a few of the pages (343 to 354) and also the bottom corner of the front cover is also very slightly worn, otherwise the book appears unused.

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Author(s):
Marc Walter,‎ Sabine Arqué
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Used: very good
ISBN-13:
9780500287057
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Title:
The World in 1900: A Colour Portrait

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The revolutionary ‘photocrome’ process was unveiled at the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1900. This unique new approach permitted the first-ever colour images of the world’s most famous sites and landmarks, and elicited unprecedented admiration on both sides of the Atlantic. The process remained in vogue until the 1920s, before being superseded by more modern colour photography methods. This book offers a richly varied collection of over 300 such images from 47 countries. They continue to astonish not only by virtue of their freshness and naiveté, but also because of their remarkable realism. As such, they represent a mute yet vivid testament to a forgotten era.

Paperback published by Thames & Hudson in 2007 in very good condition. Binding sound and all pages clean and unmarked. There is some very slight creasing to the very bottom corners of a few of the pages (343 to 354) and also the bottom corner of the front cover is also very slightly worn, otherwise the book appears unused.

Author(s):
Marc Walter,‎ Sabine Arqué
Condition:
Used: very good
ISBN-13:
9780500287057
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Title:
The World in 1900: A Colour Portrait

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