Looking Backward

Looking Backward: A Photographic Portrait of the World at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century

Photography & Photographs , Photography Collections, Entertainment , Non-Fiction
Hardback Published on: 26/05/2017
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Synopsis

At the turn of the twentieth century, the stereograph was king. Its binocular images revealed the world in vivid, three-dimensional detail. Drawing on an enormous, rarely seen collection of stereographic views, Michael Lesy presents images displaying a riot of peoples and cultures, stark class divisions and unsettling glimpses of daily life a century ago.

Lesy’s evocative essays reassert the primacy of the stereograph in American visual history. In underscoring the unnerving parallels between that period and our own, Looking Backward reveals a history that shadows us today.

  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • ISBN: 9780393239737
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Weight: 1564g
  • Dimensions: 264 x 254 x 28 mm

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