The Extended Moment - Fifty Years Collecting Photographs at the National Gallery of Canada, Hardback Book

The Extended Moment - Fifty Years Collecting Photographs at the National Gallery of Canada Hardback



A sumptuous celebration of one of the world's most striking photograph collections at the NationalGallery of Canada.

This publication explores the historical and art historical context of these photographs and the deepening of our understanding of their physical nature.

In 1967 when the collection was established the photography market was in its infancy and the collection reflects the availability of in-depthcollections of work by some of the forefathers of the medium such as Charles Negre, William Henry Fox Talbot, Gustave Le Gray and Roger Fenton among others.

Within a few short years of starting to build thecollection the science of photographic preservation and conservation was making remarkablestrides and influencing the acquisition and exhibition of photographs in museums. 164 artists are included in this text, such as: Benoit Aquin; Diane Arbus; Eugene Atget; Nicolas Baier; Edouard Baldus;Brassai; Julia Margaret Cameron; Henri Cartier-Bresson; Lynne Cohen; Benjamin John Dancer;Walker Evans; Robert Frank; Lee Friedlander; Isabelle Hayeur; Arnaud Maggs; RobertMapplethorpe; John Max; Lisette Model; Eadweard Muybridge; Charles Negre; WilliamMcFarlane Notman; Marc Ruwedel; Josef Sudek; and William Henry Fox Talbot.

Vernacular andnews photographs by unknown photographers will also be included.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Five Continents Editions
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Art & design styles: from c 1960
  • ISBN: 9788874398027



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