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The painted photograph, 1839-1914 : [electronic resource] origins, techniques, aspirations / Heinz K. Henisch and Bridget A. Henisch.

By: Henisch, Heinz K.
Contributor(s): Henisch, Bridget Ann.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, c1996Description: x, 242 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.ISBN: 0271015071 (acid-free paper); 9780271015071 (acid-free paper).Subject(s): Photographs -- Coloring -- History | Photography -- Printing processes -- History | Color photography -- Processing -- History | Photographs -- Processing -- History | Fotografie | Overschilderingen | Photographies -- Mise en couleur -- Histoire | Photographie -- Procédés d'impression -- Histoire | Photographie en couleurs -- Traitement -- Histoire | Photographies -- Traitement -- Histoire | Photographie en couleurs -- Histoire | Kolorierung | Photographie | Geschichte 1839-1914Additional physical formats: Online version:: Painted photograph, 1839-1914.DDC classification: 771/.44 Other classification: 21.41 Online resources: Free eBook from the Internet Archive | Additional information and access via Open Library Also issued online.Summary: With its rich variety of illustrations in color and duotone, The Painted Photograph is the first comprehensive history of overpainting, from its origins to World War I. The 131 illustrations featured draw upon original 19th and early 20th century sources, most from America and Britain, but also representing Japan, Turkey, Austria, Germany, Poland, Canada, Bohemia, India, Australia, Norway, Holland, and Russia. In describing a multitude of early techniques, the authors survey overpainting on various types of photographs, including daguerreotypes, tintypes, and imprinted porcelain, milk glass, enamel, magic lantern slides, and textiles. Particularly fascinating are discussions of overpainted death portraits, most commonly those of children, and the origins of popular "picture postcards" featuring overpainted landscape scenes. The Henisches address also the eager acceptance of the painted photograph throughout the world, despite the hostility of the art-critical establishment.Summary: The Painted Photograph will appeal to a wide public interested in photography, history, sociology, social anthropology, folk art, popular fashion, and antiques.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Also issued online.

With its rich variety of illustrations in color and duotone, The Painted Photograph is the first comprehensive history of overpainting, from its origins to World War I. The 131 illustrations featured draw upon original 19th and early 20th century sources, most from America and Britain, but also representing Japan, Turkey, Austria, Germany, Poland, Canada, Bohemia, India, Australia, Norway, Holland, and Russia. In describing a multitude of early techniques, the authors survey overpainting on various types of photographs, including daguerreotypes, tintypes, and imprinted porcelain, milk glass, enamel, magic lantern slides, and textiles. Particularly fascinating are discussions of overpainted death portraits, most commonly those of children, and the origins of popular "picture postcards" featuring overpainted landscape scenes. The Henisches address also the eager acceptance of the painted photograph throughout the world, despite the hostility of the art-critical establishment.

The Painted Photograph will appeal to a wide public interested in photography, history, sociology, social anthropology, folk art, popular fashion, and antiques.

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