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Gernsheim, Helmut 1913-1995

Overview
Works: 380 works in 1,180 publications in 8 languages and 15,355 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Exhibition catalogs  Autobiographies  Bibliographies  Documentary photographs  Portraits  Caricatures and cartoons 
Roles: Author, Editor, Photographer, Contributor, Other, Author of introduction, Illustrator, Collector, Creator, wst, Redactor, Dedicatee, Performer
Classifications: TR15, 770.9
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Most widely held works by Helmut Gernsheim
Julia Margaret Cameron : her life and photographic work by Helmut Gernsheim( Book )

43 editions published between 1948 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A concise history of photography by Helmut Gernsheim( Book )

47 editions published between 1965 and 1986 in English and French and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lewis Carroll, photographer by Helmut Gernsheim( Book )

56 editions published between 1946 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definitive work on Carroll as a great early lensman. Sixty-four plates of portraits of celebrities, compositions, many little girls
L.J.M. Daguerre : the history of the diorama and the daguerreotype by Helmut Gernsheim( Book )

43 editions published between 1956 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,056 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
Creative photography : aesthetic trends 1839-1960 by Helmut Gernsheim( Book )

42 editions published between 1962 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of photography from the camera obscura to the beginning of the modern era by Helmut Gernsheim( Book )

38 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and German and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origins of photography by Helmut Gernsheim( Book )

25 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and German and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detailed academic, but readable approach to the history of photography
Alvin Langdon Coburn, photographer : an autobiography with over 70 reproductions of his works by Alvin Langdon Coburn( Book )

22 editions published between 1966 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise of photography, 1850-1880 : the age of collodion by Helmut Gernsheim( Book )

26 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detailed academic, but readable approach to the history of photography
The history of photography from the earliest use of the camera obscura in the eleventh century up to 1914 by Helmut Gernsheim( Book )

25 editions published between 1955 and 1969 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 1959 in English and Undetermined and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Churchill, his life in photographs by Randolph S Churchill( Book )

15 editions published between 1955 and 1956 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Beautiful London; 103 photographs by Helmut Gernsheim( Book )

24 editions published between 1950 and 1960 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masterpieces of Victorian photography by Helmut Gernsheim( Book )

15 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incunabula of British photographic literature : a bibliography of British photographic literature, 1839-75, and British books illustrated with original photographs by Helmut Gernsheim( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

5 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man behind the camera by Helmut Gernsheim( Book )

16 editions published between 1947 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helmut Gernsheim : Pionier der Fotogeschichte = Pioneer of photo history by Hubertus von Amelunxen( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in Multiple languages and German and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The origins of photography
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Creative photography : aesthetic trends 1839-1960The origins of photographyAlvin Langdon Coburn, photographer : an autobiography with over 70 reproductions of his worksThe rise of photography, 1850-1880 : the age of collodionHelmut Gernsheim : Pionier der Fotogeschichte = Pioneer of photo historyHelmut Gernsheim : Pionier der Fotogeschichte = Pioneer of photo historyThe Gernsheim collection, Harry Ransom collection
Alternative Names
Gernsheim, H. 1913-1995

Gernsheim Helmut

Gernsheim, Helmut, 1913-

Gernsheim, Helmut Erich Robert 1913-1995

Gernsheim, Helmut Erich Robert Kuno.

Gernsheim, Helmut Erich Robert Kuno 1913-1995

Helmut Gernsheim

Helmut Gernsheim deutscher Fotograf, Fotografiehistoriker und Sammler

Helmut Gernsheim Duits fotograaf (1913-1995)

הלמוט גרנסהיים

هيلموت جيرنشيم

건스하임, H. 1913-1995

건스하임, 헬무트 1913-1995

건스하임, 헬무트 에리히 로버트 쿠노 1913-1995

ガーンズハイム, ヘルムット

ゲルンシャイム, ヘルムート

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