WorldCat Identities

Gernsheim, Alison

Overview
Works: 103 works in 396 publications in 4 languages and 7,714 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Autobiographies  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Collector, Contributor, Illustrator
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alison Gernsheim
L.J.M. Daguerre; the history of the diorama and the daguerreotype by Helmut Gernsheim( Book )

36 editions published between 1956 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victorian & Edwardian fashion : a photographic survey by Alison Gernsheim( Book )

17 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Noted photo-historian documents bonnets, capes, caps, shawls, bodices and crinolines as people actually wore them--from 1840 to 1914. 235 early photos show aristocrats and the middle class (as well as Oscar Wilde, Lily Langtry, G.B. Shaw, Queen Victoria, etc.). A commentary and annotations to the photos describe and identify the costumes."--Publisher's description
The history of photography from the camera obscura to the beginning of the modern era by Helmut Gernsheim( Book )

28 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alvin Langdon Coburn, photographer : an autobiography with over 70 reproductions of his works by Alvin Langdon Coburn( Book )

20 editions published between 1966 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A concise history of photography by Helmut Gernsheim( Book )

24 editions published between 1965 and 1971 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victoria R.: a biography with four hundred illustrations based on her personal photograph albums by Helmut Gernsheim( Book )

8 editions published in 1959 in English and Undetermined and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of photography from the earliest use of the camera obscura in the eleventh century up to 1914 by Helmut Gernsheim( Book )

18 editions published between 1955 and 1969 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fashion and reality [1840-1914] by Alison Gernsheim( Book )

23 editions published between 1963 and 1981 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Costume book extensively illustrated with photographs of men, women and children attired in fashions of the day
L.J.M. Daguerre (1787-1851), the world's first photographer by Helmut Gernsheim( Book )

6 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here is an absorbing account of the life of Louis Daguerre, the man responsible for giving us the first practical process of photography. From the beginnings of Daguerre's career in the arts as an apprentice to an architect, through his extensive work as a scene designer with the Diorama, and the successful culmination of his experiments with the daguerreotype, the Gernsheims have drawn a detailed portrait of a man whose invention has been called the greatest since that of the printing press. The world greeted the announcement of Daguerre's achievement with astonishment, skepticism, and even scorn. Nowadays photography is so completely taken for granted that it is difficult to realize how startling to Daguerre's contemporaries was the idea that nature could be made to produce a picture unaided by the artist. The news spread like wildfire. The daguerreotype was the most talked-of topic in Europe; the moment the people heard of it they were consumed with curiosity as to how it was done. The method was kept a zealously guarded secret for many months and eventually seemed to some to be a swindle. Others disapproved on moral and religious grounds. One German newspaper thundered indignantly, 'Is it possible that God should have abandoned His eternal principles, and allowed a Frenchman in Paris to give to the world an invention of the Devil?'"--Dust jacket
Creative photography, 1826 to the present; an exhibition from the Gernsheim collection by Helmut Gernsheim( Book )

7 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs, created without a camera, of familiar household objects
The recording eye; a hundred years of great events as seen by the camera, 1839-1939 by Helmut Gernsheim( Book )

3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen Victoria: a biography in word and picture by Helmut Gernsheim( Book )

13 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historic events, 1839-1939 by Helmut Gernsheim( Book )

12 editions published in 1960 in English and Undetermined and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs emcompassing the first century of photographic documentation, from the earliest photographs ever taken to the outbreak of the Second World War
Edward VII and Queen Alexandra: a biography in word and picture by Helmut Gernsheim( Book )

10 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roger Fenton, photographer of the Crimean War; his photographs and his letters from the Crimea by Roger Fenton( Book )

17 editions published between 1954 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Fotografie by Helmut Gernsheim( Book )

6 editions published in 1971 in German and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hundert Jahre Photographie 1839-1939 : aus der Sammlung Gernsheim, London ; Museum Folkwang, Essen, 25. März bis 3. Mai 1959 by Helmut Gernsheim( Book )

11 editions published in 1959 in German and English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historia gráfica de la fotografía by Helmut Gernsheim( Book )

4 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in Spanish and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Those impossible English by Quentin Bell( Book )

6 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un secolo di fotografia dalla Collezione Gernsheim by Helmut Gernsheim( Book )

6 editions published in 1957 in Italian and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Victorian & Edwardian fashion : a photographic survey Fashion and reality [1840-1914]
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Alvin Langdon Coburn, photographer : an autobiography with over 70 reproductions of his worksFashion and reality [1840-1914]
Alternative Names
Eames, Alison.

Eames, Alison 1911-1696

Eames, Alison 1911-1969

Gernsheim, Alison -1969

Gernsheim-Eames, Alison -1969

거른샤임, 앨리슨

거른샤임, 엘리슨

ゲルンシャイム, アリソン

Languages
English (260)

German (19)

Italian (6)

Spanish (4)