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Mathew Brady: Portraits of a Nation
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA
Publication date September 23, 2014
Pages 273
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781620402054
ISBN-10 162040205X
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.64 lbs.
Original list price $18.00
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Mathew Brady's attention to detail, flair for composition, and technical mastery helped establish the photograph as a thing of value. In the 1840s and '50s, “Brady of Broadway” photographed such dignitaries as Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, Dolley Madison, Horace Greeley, the Prince of Wales, and Jenny Lind. But it was during the Civil War that Brady's photography became an epochal part of American history.

The Civil War was the first war in history to leave a detailed photographic record, and Brady knew better than anyone the dual power of the camera to record and excite, to stop a moment in time and preserve it. More than ten thousand war images are attributed to the Brady studio. But as Wilson shows, while Brady himself accompanied the Union army to the first major battle at Bull Run, he was so shaken by the experience that throughout the rest of the war he rarely visited battlefields except well before or after a major battle, instead sending teams of photographers to the front.

Mathew Brady is a gracefully written and beautifully illustrated biography of an American legend-a businessman, a suave promoter, a celebrated portrait artist, and, most important, a historian who chronicled America during the gravest moments of the nineteenth century.



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Hardcover
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from Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA (August 6, 2013)
9781620402030 | details & prices | 273 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $28.00
About: In the 1840s and 1850s, "Brady of Broadway" was one of the most successful and acclaimed Manhattan portrait galleries.
Paperback
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from Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA (September 23, 2014)
9781620402054 | details & prices | 273 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.64 lbs | List price $18.00
About: Mathew Brady's attention to detail, flair for composition, and technical mastery helped establish the photograph as a thing of value.

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