Diableries (inbunden)
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The London Stereoscopic Company
550 photographs in colour & black & white
323 x 247 x 44 mm
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Diableries (inbunden)


Stereoscopic Adventures in Hell

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Inbunden Engelska, 2014-03-03


Brian May is one of the world's foremost collectors of Victorian stereo cards. He published his first book about these cards in 2009, A Village Lost and Found, which contained a complete series of stereo cards taken in a small Oxfordshire village, and was a huge success and the subject of a great deal of media attention. In this second book, the subject is of broader interest and is more controversial. Diableries (which translates roughly as 'Devilments') presents an extraordinary set of French stereo cards, which were originally published in the 1860s. They depict an imaginary underworld populated by devils, satyrs and skeletons which are very much alive and - for the most part - having fun. The cards are works of art in themselves, constructed in a special way to enable them to be viewed (in a stereoscope - which is supplied with the book).
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Brian May Brian May, CBE, PhD, FRAS is a founding member of Queen, a world-renowned guitarist, songwriter, producer and performer. Stereoscopy has been a life-long passion for Brian, and the first book he wrote on Victorian stereo photography, co-authored with Elena Vidal, and called A Village Lost and Found, was very successful. Denis Pellerin has been a teacher for over 30 years and interested in photography since the age of ten. He was bitten by the stereo bug in the 1980s, has been fascinated by Diableries for over 25 years and has written several books and articles on 19th century sterephotography for various magazines, institutions and museums. He graduated as an MA in Art History at the Sorbonne in 1999 and has since been specialising in French and British Victorian genre stereoviews. Paula Richardson Fleming is a Photographic Historian with a special interest in stereo photography. She is the retired Photo Archivist of the Smithsonian Institution National Anthropological Archives, and a Fellow and former member of the Board of Directors of the National Stereoscopic Association.