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Title Charles Marville : photographer of Paris / Sarah Kennel ; with Anne de Mondenard, Peter Barberie, Françoise Reynaud, Joke de Wolf
Published Washington : National Gallery of Art, [2013]


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Description xi, 265 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Series Metropolitan museum, New York: exhibition catalogues
Contents Charles Marville, Hidden in Plain Sight / Sarah Kennel -- Marville: Before the Streets of Paris / Anne de Mondenard -- Marville in the Bois de Boulogne / Peter Barberie -- Marville and Old Paris / Françoise Reynaud -- Paris on Display: Marville's Photographs at the Universal Exhibitions / Joke de Wolf -- Timeline -- Artist's Signatures and Stamps
Summary "Charles Marville (1813-1879) is widely acknowledged as one of the most talented photographers of the nineteenth century. Accompanying a major retrospective exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in honor of Marville's bicentennial, Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris surveys the artist's entire career. This beautiful book, which begins with the city scenes and architectural views Marville made throughout France and Germany in the 1850s, also explores his portraits and landscapes s before turning to his photographs of Paris made both before and after the city's dramatic modernization in the 1850s and 1860s. Commissioned to record the city in transition, Marville created one of the earliest and most powerful photographic series documenting urban transformation on a grand scale. Despite the importance of his work, Marville has long been an enigma in the history of photography, in part because many of the documents about his life were thought to have been lost in a fire that destroyed Paris's city hall in 1871. Based on meticulous research, this volume reveals many new insights into Marville's personal and professional biography, including the central fact that he was born Charles-François Bossu. He shed this name (which means hunchback) and adopted the pseudonym Marville when he began his career as an illustrator in the 1830s. With five essays by respected scholars, this book offers the first comprehensive examination of Marville's life and career and delivers the much-awaited public recognition his photographs so richly deserve"--Provided by publisher
Notes "Hardcover edition copublished by The University of Chicago Press"--Title page verso
"Exhibition Dates, National Gallery of Art, Washington, September 29, 2013-January 5, 2014, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, January 27-May 4, 2014, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, June 13-September 14, 2014"--Title page verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Marville, Charles, 1813-1879 -- Exhibitions.
Marville, Charles, 1813-1879 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Photographers -- France -- Biography.
Photography, Artistic -- Exhibitions.
Paris (France) -- Pictorial works -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Biography.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Exhibition catalogs.
Exhibition, pictorial works.
Exhibition catalogs.
Illustrated works.
Author Mondenard, Anne de, author
Barberie, Peter, 1970- author
Reynaud, Françoise, author
Wolf, Joke de, author
Kennel, Sarah. Charles Marville, hidden in plain sight
Marville, Charles, 1813-1879. Photographs. Selections
National Gallery of Art (U.S.), issuing body
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
National Gallery of Canada.
LC no. 2013017771
ISBN 9780226092782 (hardcover, alk. paper)
022609278X (hardcover, alk. paper)
9780894683855 (softcover, alk. paper)
0894683853 (softcover, alk. paper)