Spanning the history of photography from the 1840s to the present day, this beautifully illustrated book showcases 100 photographs chosen from the many thousands held in the National Trust’s collections.
Spanning the history of photography from the 1840s to the present day, this beautifully illustrated book showcases 100 photographs chosen from the many thousands held in collections at National Trust properties across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Alongside works by well-known photographers such as William Henry Fox Talbot, Julia Margaret Cameron, Camille Silvy, Edward Chambré Hardman, Dorothy Wilding, Angus McBean and Jane Bown are remarkable images captured by less familiar practitioners. Many of these photographs have only recently been discovered and are reproduced here for the first time.
Professional studio portraits, landscapes and images of war sit alongside family groups, domestic scenes and travel photographs by talented amateurs whose images provide glimpses into the way we have viewed and recorded the world over the last two centuries. Through these pages, glassplate negatives give way to celluloid film; monochrome makes room for colour; and while still inspiring many, early cumbersome processes evolve into modern, portable formats that would bring photographic creativity within easier reach of everyone.
The book concludes with a useful illustrated glossary of photographic terms and a gazetteer of National Trust properties with significant photographic collections.