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Picturing Frederick Douglass: An Illustrated Biography of the Nineteenth Century's Most Photographed American - John Stauffer, Zoe Trodd, Celeste-Marie Bernier
Picturing Frederick Douglass: An Illustrated Biography of the Nineteenth Century's Most Photographed American - John Stauffer, Zoe Trodd, Celeste-Marie Bernier
 
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The most photographed American of the 19th century was Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), the ex-slave turned leading abolitionist, eloquent orator, and seminal writer whose fiery speeches transformed him into one of the most renowned and popular agitators of his age. Here Douglass emerges as a leading pioneer in photography, both as a stately subject and as a prescient theorist who believed in the explosive social power of what was then just a nascent art form. His legacy is is inseparable from his portrait gallery, which contains 160 separate photographs. At last, all of these photographs have been collected into a single volume. Also included are other representations of Douglass during his lifetime and after -- such as paintings, statues, and satirical cartoons -- as well as Douglass's own writings on visual aesthetics, which have never before been transcribed from his own handwritten drafts. A stunning achievement and a handsome volume.
Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2015. 12.25 x 9.25 x 1 inches. Hardcover, 288 pp.

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