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The Lumière autochrome : history, technology, and preservation / Bertrand Lavédrine and Jean-Paul Gandolfo ; with the collaboration of Christine Capderou and Ronan Guinée ; translated by John McElhone.

Author/Creator:
Lavédrine, Bertrand, author.
Publication:
Los Angeles : Getty Conservation Institute, c2013.
Format/Description:
Book
xiv, 386 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
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Standardized Title:
Autochrome Lumière. English
Subjects:
Lumière, Auguste, 1862-1954.
Lumière, Louis, 1864-1948.
Color photography -- France -- History.
Color photography -- Autochrome process -- History.
Summary:
Louis Lumière is perhaps best known for his seminal role in the invention of cinema, but his most important contribution to the history of photography was the autochrome. Engagingly written and superbly illustrated with over 300 images, The Lumière Autochrome tells the fascinating story of the first industrially produced form of colour photography. Initial chapters present the Lumière family enterprise, set out the challenges posed by early colour photography, and recount the invention, rise, and eventual decline of the autochrome, which for the first four decades of the 20th-century was the most widely used form of commercial colour photography. The book then treats the technology of the autochrome, including the technical challenges of plate fabrication, described in step-by-step detail, and a thorough account of autochrome manufacture. A final chapter provides in-depth recommendations concerning the preservation of these vulnerable objects, including proper storage and display guidelines.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Gandolfo, Jean-Paul, author.
Capderou, Christine, author.
Guinée, Ronan, author.
McElhone, John P, translator.
ISBN:
1606061259
9781606061251 (pbk.)
OCLC:
793572725
Publisher Number:
99957847981