500 Cameras: 170 Years of Photographic Innovation
- Author: Todd Gustavson
- Publisher: Sterling Signature
- Published: November 2011
- ISBN-10: 1402780869
- ISBN-13: 9781402780868
- Format: Paperback
- Copyright: 2011
- Subject: PHOTOGRAPHY / History
In these pages, Gustavson (curator, technology, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY; Camera: A History of Photography from Daguerreotype to Digital) provides a visually stunning overview of the history of cameras and related equipment. After introductions by Gustavson and Anthony Bannon (director, George Eastman House), the book follows photography chronologically from the earliest daguerreotype cameras to contemporary cell phones. Drawing on the extensive archives of the George Eastman House collection, Gustavson devotes individual chapters to the following camera types: dry plate, field, detective, snapshot, reflex, twin-lens reflex, folding, 35mm, professional, panoramic, stereo, subminiature, toy, specialty, and in-camera processing. Each chapter is color-coded, and the book includes a detailed index, making it a handy reference—though this lovely tome is more than just that. Each of the cameras is beautifully illustrated with color photographs and described in lively prose, and the book benefits from handsome design. VERDICT Covering everything from significant inventions to quirky little detective cameras, this is a delightful volume, both serious and fun. Everyone interested in photography, from occasional shutterbugs to serious professionals, will absolutely love this book.—Raymond Bial, First Light Photography, Urbana, IL[Page 109]. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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