Title: Carrying off the Palaces: John Ruskin's Lost Daguerreotypes
Author: by Ken Jacobson And Jenny Jacobson
Out-of-print / Hard to Find Title
Book condition: Used - Very Good to Like New
Cover: Very Good
Dust Jacket: Very Good. Light scratch to front jacket. Dust jacket is protected with Mylar cover.
Publisher: Bernard Quaritch Ltd; 2015
"The inspiration for this book was a remarkable discovery made by the authors at a small country auction in 2006. One lightly regarded lot was a distressed mahogany box crammed with long-lost early photographs. These daguerreotypes were later confirmed as once belonging to John Ruskin, the great 19th-century art critic, writer, artist and social reformer. Moreover, the many scenes of Italy, France and Switzerland included the largest collection of daguerreotypes of Venice in the world and probably the earliest surviving photographs of the Alps. Core to this book is a fully illustrated catalogue raisonné of the 325 known John Ruskin daguerreotypes. The overwhelming majority of the newly-discovered plates are published here for the first time. There are an additional 276 illustrations in the text and an essay describing the technical procedures used in conserving Ruskin's photographs. Ten chapters extensively study Ruskin's photographic endeavours. A chronology, glossary, twenty-page bibliography and comprehensive index complete this handsome hardback book."
Hardcover: 406 pages
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