Dawn of the Color Photograph Albert Kahn's Archives of the Planet
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Publisher: Princeton University Press
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 9.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
In 1909 the French banker and philanthropist Albert Kahn launched a monumentally ambitious project: to produce a color photographic record of human life on Earth. An internationalist and pacifist, Kahn believed that he could use the new autochrome--the world's first portable, true-color photographic process--to create a global photographic archive that would promote cross-cultural understanding and peace. Over the next twenty years, he sent a group of photographers to more than fifty countries around the world, amassing more than 72,000 images. Until recently his collection was all but forgotten. Now, a century after he began his "Archives of the Planet" project, this book--richly More...
|The First World War|
|The Far East|
|The Middle East|
|The Autochrome Process|
|Albert Kahn: The Man and His Legacy|
|Index of Countries|
|Sources and Further Reading|
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