George Eastman's career developed in a particularly American way. The founder of Kodak progressed from a delivery boy to one of the most important industrialists in American history, and a crucial innovator in photographic history.
Eastman died in 1932, and left his house to the University of Rochester. Since 1949 the site has operated as an international museum of photography and film, and today holds the largest collection of its kind in the world, containing over 400,000 images and negatives - among them the work of such masters as Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, and Ansel Adams.
Home also to 23,000 cinema films, five million film stills, one of the most important silent film collections, technical equipment and a library with 40,000 books on photography and film, the George Eastman House is a pilgrimage site for researchers, photographers and collectors from all over the world. This volume curates the most impressive images from the collection in chronological order to offer an incomparable overview of photographic history.
About the Author
Therese Mulligan was curator of photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, New York. She is currently professor of photography and head of the MFA program at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
"An intelligent introduction to the history of photography. In every respect, an outstanding work."
"Substantial in scope and depth. The George Eastman House Collection is invaluable to anybody interested in photography."
Series: Bibliotheca Universalis
Number Of Pages: 768
Published: 25th September 2012
Publisher: TASCHEN AMER LLC
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 20.24 x 14.78
Weight (kg): 1.34
Edition Number: 1