Our next installment in presenting the work of the most excellent Keith F. Davis, curator and author extraordinaire and one of Yr. Hmbl. Ed.'s favorite writers on photography, begins next Tuesday. We will be offering a limited number of copies of The Origins of American Photography: From Daguerreotype to Dry-Plate, 1839-1885: The Hallmark Photographic Collection at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at a greatly reduced price. They are brand new books, protected, pristine, never touched by human hands, found in long-sealed crates in the ancient skull-encrusted bone-dry catacombs far beneath the massive walls of the Museum.
Okay, that last bit is me getting carried away. But they are brand new, never read, and the price will be very, very nice.
The new sale starts next Tuesday.
The book can of course be read alone; it covers its time period comprehensively. However, it was conceived and written to form a matched set when paired with An American Century of Photography: From Dry Plate to Digital, which we offered for a discounted price last February. The two books together comprise the best and most complete current history of American photography to the end of the 20th century. Like An American Century, Origins is copiously and beautifully illustrated and written in a readable, engaging style.
There are fewer copies available of Origins, but enough that you won't need to order absolutely immediately. The sale will run for thirty days or until we run out of books, whichever comes first. Please check back on Tuesday for more information.
(Thanks as usual to Keith and all the good folks at the Museum)
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