Item #15172 Naturalistic Photography for Students of the Art. P. H. Emerson.

Naturalistic Photography for Students of the Art

New York: Scovill & Adams Company, 1899.

Hardcover. Very good. First American edition; third edition overall, "revised, enlarged, and re-written in parts." pp. [iv], 190, 186, 87, xvi [ads]. Original pictorial cloth. Rubbed spot on spine, some pale staining to rear board. Binding sound, text clean. Divided into three parts, the first simply titled "Naturalistic Photography," the second "Technique and Practice," and the third "Pictorial Art." First published in London 1889, this book was widely known for its defense of photography as an art form. However, a decade later Emerson had reversed his assessment, and this edition includes the famous chapter titled “Photography--Not Art."

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