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I've bought another photo book...

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Malcolm_Stewart, Sep 21, 2017.

  1. Malcolm_Stewart

    Malcolm_Stewart Well-Known Member

    Sorry, not sure where to put this:

    Visiting the National Archives at Kew last week, I discovered :
    "Panoramas of Lost London",
    1870-1945 Hardcover – Illustrated, 11 May 2017

    and being impressed by the tonality and general quality of the images, I bought a copy. It's large, heavy and unwieldy, but nowhere else have I seen so many photos of lost London streets and buildings. Highly recommended, particularly if you've ever done any large format, as I have. Naturally, "Black & White", but what super blacks....
     
  2. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Interesting, I'd love that for Xmas. £60 in Waterstones I see, is that what you paid?
     
  3. Malcolm_Stewart

    Malcolm_Stewart Well-Known Member

    No way - I got my copy for a little under £30 post paid. Do a web search.
     
  4. Footloose

    Footloose Well-Known Member

    A real treat I discovered in one of those discount shops, was 'Burton Holmes Travelogues.' Between 1892 - 1952 he and eventually a small team of still and cine camera photographers, roamed the world taking images while he wrote up extensive notes for his live talks. From very early on he employed a team of artists (usually Chinese) who tinted by hand the projected images which were then shown in the form of lectures. Stunning images, whilst the tinting was also to a very high standard. I think I paid £25 for my copy.

    http://www.burtonholmes.org/
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2017
  5. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Makes my £2.99 copy of Fi McGhee's Photographers and Their Images (hardback, in good condition, original dustwrapper) from a local charity shop last week look like not very much at all. :(

    Ah well, I like it and the pictures are pretty good - though the 'favourites' are not always the sort of thing you'd expect (Snowdon's natterjack toad?o_O).
     

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