Carmontelle's Landscape Transparencies - Cinema of the Enlightenment (Hardback)
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Carmontelle's Landscape Transparencies - Cinema of the Enlightenment (Hardback)

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Hardback 144 Pages / Published: 10/04/2008
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Louis de Carmontelle was an eighteenth-century French draftsman, painter, and garden designer. In 1783, he began painting a series of panoramas on translucent paper that, when cranked through a backlit viewing box gave viewers the experience of journeying through beautiful landscapes.Drawing from both museum and private collections, Carmontelle's "Landscape Transparencies", re-creates the original viewing experience by leading the reader through a series of full-colour scenes and two stunning panoramic gatefolds, and in the process offers a lively analysis of eighteenth-century life and a rare glimpse into the very beginnings of the moving image.

Publisher: Getty Trust Publications
ISBN: 9780892369096
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 898 g
Dimensions: 247 x 254 x 16 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"This beautiful book illuminates the art of an underappreciated Enlightenment figure whose landscape transparencies anticipated the pioneering efforts of photographers such as Niepce and Daguerre to permanently fix the projected images of the camera obscura and the nineteenth-century vogue for panoramas."--"New Perspectives on the Eighteenth Century "


"This is the only publication in the English language that reproduces so well and so exhaustively the visual marvels of these transparencies . . . [making] them visible outside the private spheres to which so many of them have long belonged."--"Eighteenth-Century Life"


"Merely by turning the pages of the book, one can get thoroughly lost in the eighteenth century. The aristocrats assume a carefree demeanor in their expressions, and the gardens and parks in which they are depicted form perfect backdrops for the stories that unfold. "The Magazine Antiques""


This beautiful book illuminates the art of an underappreciated Enlightenment figure whose landscape transparencies anticipated the pioneering efforts of photographers such as Niepce and Daguerre to permanently fix the projected images of the camera obscura and the nineteenth-century vogue for panoramas. "New Perspectives on the Eighteenth Century""


This is the only publication in the English language that reproduces so well and so exhaustively the visual marvels of these transparencies . . . [making] them visible outside the private spheres to which so many of them have long belonged. "Eighteenth-Century Life""


"Merely by turning the pages of the book, one can get thoroughly lost in the eighteenth century. The aristocrats assume a carefree demeanor in their expressions, and the gardens and parks in which they are depicted form perfect backdrops for the stories that unfold."--The Magazine Antiques


"This beautiful book illuminates the art of an underappreciated Enlightenment figure whose landscape transparencies anticipated the pioneering efforts of photographers such as Niepce and Daguerre to permanently fix the projected images of the camera obscura and the nineteenth-century vogue for panoramas."--New Perspectives on the Eighteenth Century


"This is the only publication in the English language that reproduces so well and so exhaustively the visual marvels of these transparencies . . . [making] them visible outside the private spheres to which so many of them have long belonged."--Eighteenth-Century Life

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