Publisher description for Gustave Le Gray, Carleton E. Watkins : Pioniere der Landschaftsphotographie : Beispiele aus der Sammlung des J. Paul Getty Museums, Malibu : Stadtische Galerie im Stadelschen Kunstinstitut Frankfurt am Main, Graphische Sammlung, 2. September bis 7. November 1993 = Gustave Le Gray, Carleton E. Watkins : pioneers of landscape photography : photographs from the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum / [Katalog, Margret Stuffmann und Martin Sonnabend mit den Autoren].


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Published to coincide with an exhibition of the Getty Museum's LeGray and Watkins photographs at the Stadel Art Institute in Frankfurt, this book presents thirty-two full-page duotone illustrations of early masterpieces of landscape photography. LeGray's seascapes and other works from the
mid-nineteenth century are complemented by Watkin's views of the American West. In addition to the catalog entries, biographies, and bibliography, there are essays by the authors on "LeGray, Watkins, and the Esthetic of Perception," "Between the Barbizon School and the Beginnings of Impressionism,"
and "American Landscape: Geology and the Sacred, Commerce and Manifest Destiny."


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Landscape photography -- History -- 19th century -- Exhibitions.
Le Gray, Gustave, -- 1820-1882 -- Exhibitions.
Watkins, Carlton E., -- 1829-1916 -- Exhibitions.
J. Paul Getty Museum -- Photograph collections -- Exhibitions.
Photograph collections -- California -- Los Angeles -- Exhibitions.