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Gernsheim, Alison

Overview
Works: 108 works in 417 publications in 4 languages and 7,895 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Autobiographies  Exhibition catalogs  Documentary photographs  Personal correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Collector, Illustrator
Classifications: TR15, 770.9
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 )

39 editions published between 1956 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1829, Daguerre partnered with Nicéphore Niépce, an inventor who had produced the world's first heliograph in 1822 and the first permanent camera photograph four years later. Niépce died suddenly in 1833, but Daguerre continued experimenting and evolved the process which would subsequently be known as the Daguerreotype. It has recently been discovered that Daguerre may have mislead Niepce's son about the value of the invention in order to better claim any profits from it individually. After efforts to interest private investors proved fruitless, Daguerre went public with his invention in 1839. At a meeting of the French Academy of Sciences on 7 January of that year, the invention was announced and described in general terms, but all specific details were withheld. Under assurances of strict confidentiality, Daguerre explained and demonstrated the process only to the Academy's perpetual secretary François Arago, who proved to be an invaluable advocate. Members of the Academy and other select individuals were allowed to examine specimens at Daguerre's studio. The images were enthusiastically praised as nearly miraculous and news of the Daguerreotype quickly spread. Arrangements were made for Daguerre's rights to be acquired by the French Government in exchange for lifetime pensions for himself and Niépce's son Isidore; then, on 19 August 1839, the French Government presented the invention as a gift from France "free to the world" and complete working instructions were published
Victorian & Edwardian fashion : a photographic survey by Alison Gernsheim( Book )

21 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 997 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 )

31 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and German and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1966 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 753 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 703 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 485 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 )

19 editions published between 1955 and 1969 in English and held by 474 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 416 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 )

7 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 338 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 )

6 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 )

4 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 252 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 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published in 1960 in English and Undetermined and held by 112 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 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Those impossible English by Quentin Bell( Book )

7 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1954 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hundert Jahre Photographie 1839-1939 : aus der Sammlung Gernsheim, London by Helmut Gernsheim( Book )

7 editions published in 1959 in German and English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Fotografie by Helmut Gernsheim( Book )

5 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in German and held by 19 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

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

6 editions published in 1957 in Italian and held by 12 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]The Gernsheim collection, Harry Ransom collection
Alternative Names
Alison Gernsheim fotograaf

Eames, Alison.

Eames, Alison 1911-1696

Eames, Alison 1911-1969

Gernsheim, Alison -1969

Gernsheim-Eames, Alison -1969

거른샤임, 앨리슨 1911-1969

거른샤임, 엘리슨 1911-1969

ゲルンシャイム, アリソン

Languages
English (276)

German (15)

Italian (6)

Spanish (4)