One of the first pictorialist publications in France. A two-volume folio book that is extremely rare in a complete copy. First edition published in 1904 and 1905 according to the dating of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
96 superb photographic reproductions in heliogravure laminated on cardstock sheets of various colours (grey, green, black and beige) and some blank pages that are protected by tissue (very fine and transparent paper) all of which are titled with the name of the photographer as well as the title of the piece. Ve4 good condition overall with softcover and complete spine.
Director Roger Aubry, 4-page preface in French by Emile Dacier.
Reproduction of the works of pictorialist photographers: Paul Bergon (2), Fred Boissonnas (3), Maurice Bucquet, Livio Castellani, Robert Demachy, P. Dubreuil (2), Fréchon (3), Gilibert (4), André Hachette, Alfred Keigley, Job (5), C. Laguarde (3), R. Le Bègue (2), Lemoine (2), Hermann Linck (2), Gustave Marissiaux (3), Maury (2), C. Menard, Léonard Misonne (3), Antoine Personnaz (4), Commandant Puyo (2), Guido Rey (2), Jules Seeberger, P. de Singly, Edward Steichen (3), A. Turrino, A. Yvon (5) as well as others. This book contains mainly French pictorialists but also some photographers from Belgium (remarkable photograph of Bruge by...), Switzerland, Italy, Great Britain and the United States.
There is currently only one other complete copy of these two volumes for sale at a major American bookseller specialising in photography for 11,000 euros. Their copy, like mine, has some foxing due to the acidity of the paper and an oxidation phenomenon on 7 blank sheets that are included in these volumes with some of the tissues facing also being affected (see photos) but this doesn’t at all affect the photos, which are printed on a different special paper. In retrospect, we can see that the foxing is caused by a bad choice of paper since the coloured paperboard plates have not been affected by the foxing. Some of the tissues have folds but this copy is arguably one of the best in the world.
These photographic works feature the following subjects:
- natural landscapes (rivers, forest paths, trees at dusk, sunsets).
- lively landscapes (seasides with sailboats, fishermen by the sea of in boats of the river, sheep in the countryside, peasants on horseback coming home from work).
- - country or village landscapes covered in snow.
- portraits of women and children.
- scenes of daily life at work (open air markets, antique dealers without a shop, artisans working in a workshop, chimney sweeps on the roof).
- Some colonial scenes (carrying water on the back of donkeys led by women, Arab cavalry of French troops).
- scenes of mythological, religious or historical re-enactment.
- -some studies of nudes.
- Anzahl der Bücher
- Autor/ Illustrator
- A. Steichen, F. Boissonnas, H. Linck, R. Demachy, L. Misonne, R. Le Bègue a.o.
- L'Epreuve photographique
- Sehr gut
- Erscheinungsjahr (ältestes Objekt)
- Erscheinungsjahr (jüngstes Objekt)
- Plon Nourrit
- Referenziert in 802 Fotobüchern aus der Sammlung M + M Auer p. 88, tipped in plate- Illustration
- Anzahl der Seiten
- 435×315 mm