Louis Alphonse Poitevin



Poitevin – Pioneer of photography and the inventor of photographic reproduction

This book is not yet published, but will be available from November 2021.

ISBN: 9783777437477 Category:

Daniel Blau


Louis Alphonse Poitevin was an outstanding inventor, chemist, engineer, scientist, artist and photographer. This publication provides a unique opportunity to cast a wide-ranging gaze at the life and work of the famous pioneer of photography on the basis of a large number of photographs and the results of the latest research.

For over 35 years Poitevin (1819-1882) experimented with chemical and mechanical processes in order to make photographs printable and more durable. Poitevin recognised how important photography would become as a means of illustrating printed books. He developed the first practicable processes which could be applied in order to make the printing of books illustrated with photos possible for the very first time. This volume assembles photographs and the results of experiments which permit a comprehensive insight into Poitevin’s work and which set his achievements in a technical and art-historical context.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 18.5 x 25 cm
Publisher name Hirmer Verlag GmbH
Publication date 20 November 2021
Number of pages 84
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Contributions by Martin J├╝rgens and Katharina Rohmeder
Dimensions 18.5 x 25 cm
Weight 300 g


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Daniel Blau (*1962 in Berlin) opened his gallery for modern and contemporary art in Munich in 1990 and specialises in particular in works on paper and early photography.