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Printed Book 'Daedalus ...', by Edward Falkener, Containing Photographs (Albumen Prints), London, 1860

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Inventory Number: 13197
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Persons: Edward Falkener
Date Created: 1860
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
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Brief Description: Edward Falkener, Daedalus; or, The Causes and Principles of the Excellence of Greek Sculpture (London: Longman, Green, Longman, & Roberts, 1860), illustrated with 8 albumen prints together with chromolithographs and in-text woodcuts. Each photograph has a tissue protector. The photographer is not named. The thesis of the book is that classical Greek sculpture was greatly superior to modern (19th-century) sculpture, to which argument the realism of photographic illustrations was evidently relevant (though the frontispiece is a photographic copy of a modern drawing by the author).

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Provenance: Presented by John L. Wilson in 2011.
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Material(s): Paper
Card
Cloth

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