Essen: Folkwangschule Essen, 1959. First edition. Bayard, Hippolyte. 4to., 48 pp., 28 b&w photographs. Illustrated wrappers. Very good. Bayard was a pioneer of photography, if not the first to make photographs in 1839 , he was the first to exhibit the new medium. This small exhibition catalog contains an inventory of his 206 images at the Société Française de Photographie, which he helped found. An essay in German by Otto Steinert is accompanied by an essay in French by Pierre Harmant. Plates include many images of mid 19th-century Paris, and the infamous "drowned man" self portrait that faked the death of Bayard due to sadness over the attention given to Daguerre. Text in German and French. (Inventory #: 51825)
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