Author: Peggy Roalf
Billed as "The World's Largest Photographs," Eastman Kodak's 18-by-60-foot Coloramas brought photography to the masses with a spectacular display of communicative power. During its forty-year run in Grand Central Terminal in New York City, the Colorama program presented a panoramic photo album of American scenes, lifestyles, and achievements from the second half of the twentieth century. Produced in association with the George Eastman House Collection, Colorama explores the history of these colossal images. A selection of the most striking images are beautifully reproduced, making these images available to viewers nostalgic for American life in decades gone by, as well as people with a personal connection to the original display in Grand Central Station.
Author: George Eastman Museum
From the George Eastman Museum collection, a selection of vibrant Coloramas displayed at Grand Central Terminal between 1950 and 1990 Once called the "world's largest photographs," these remarkable Kodak panoramas were seen by millions Sheds fascinating insight on the history of American advertising and color photography as well as the lasting impact of the Colorama
Freeing the Imprisoned Self
Author: George Eastman Ed.D., Ph.D.
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Dr. Eastman offers himself as a case study, returning to the sudden loss of his mother at just twenty-two months, and his upbringing as the last of six children parented by a hardworking but rigid and emotionally vacant father. In the context of depression-era poverty and emotional deprivation, he developed what is called a schizoid personality disorder. He sought safety and refuge in a self-made prison of both grandiose and painfully lonely imaginings. Obsessively intellectual, he developed his mental processes to avoid feeling and any true intimacy. The preoccupation with abstract technical and philosophical issues shut him away from people. He became addicted to risk and to sex; professional rules that interfered did not apply to him. He repeatedly reconfigured his life — careers and relationships — to protect his schizoid “cylinder” of isolation. Others suffered; so did Eastman. Yet buried deep within lay an unquenchable thirst for connection and a heroic determination to understand and to heal. Eastman’s relentlessly honest story unfolds with commentary at the end of each chapter to clarify the clinical picture of the schizoid personality, which is still not well understood. Unlike schizophrenia, in which the split exists between the real world and a distorted inner world, the schizoid protects a private inner self that is experienced as rich and special. The stilted outer self is often mistaken for disinterest, detachment, or even hostility. Unlike the psychopath who presents a convincingly normal outer persona, the schizoid may appear socially awkward, tightly controlled, eccentric, and often intellectually superior. The schizoid’s pathological focus on self is a recognizable human quality — writ very large, indeed. George Eastman’s memoir and his meticulous analysis of the disorder is a gift, and proof that that although we may be our own jailers and prisoners, we have the power to set both free.
Spot the Differences
Author: George Eastman House, Sterling Publishing Company
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
What makes this book of "spot the differences” puzzles so unique? Simply put: the quality of the photographs. Every one of the pictures comes from the acclaimed George Eastman House archive, with some dating back to the 1800s. So they make stunning art as well as absorbing brainteasers. In every case, you’ll get two versions of the picture side by side; they’ll look almost alike, but one is slightly different from the other. It’s up to you to search the images and find the variations. The puzzles come in three levels of difficulty: easy with five differences, medium with six, and hard with seven. The photos encompass historical figures, famous buildings, stunning landscapes, and engaging animals and many are iconic works by renowned photographers. The most famous include "The Migrant Mother” by Dorothea Lange; Lewis W. Hine’s "Power House Mechanic”; and the amazing portrait of Abraham Lincoln taken by the celebrated Civil War photographer Matthew Brady.
Published to coincide with Technicolors centennial in 2015, The Dawn of Technicolor recounts the beginnings of one of the most widely recognized names in the American film industry. Following its incorporation in 1915, Technicolor developed a series of two-colour processes as necessary steps toward full-colour photography and printing. Despite success in the laboratory and in small-scale production, the company was plagued by repeated disappointments. With the support of patient investors and the visionary leadership of Herbert T. Kalmus, Technicolor eventually persevered against daunting odds to create the only commercially viable colour process for motion pictures. The Dawn of Technicolor investigates the vital make-or-break years, as the firm grew from a small team of exceptional engineers into a multimillion-dollar corporation. The authors chart the making of pivotal films in the process, from the troubled productions of Ben-Hur (1925) and The Mysterious Island (192629), to the early short films in Technicolors groundbreaking three-color process: Walt Disneys animated Flowers and Trees (1932) and the live-action La Cucaracha (1934). The book spotlights the talented engineers and filmmakers associated with Technicolor and the remarkable technical innovations that finally made color films practical, changing the film industry forever.
Picturing America's National Parks brings together some of the finest landscape photography in the history of the medium, from America's most magnificent and sacred environments. Photography has played an integral role in both the formation of the National Parks and in the depiction of America itself, through this natural resource. From Yosemite to the most recent 2013 addition of Pinnacles National Park in California, America's National Parks have been enjoyed through photographs for over 150 years. This book traces that history and delights readers with stunning photographs of the best American landscapes. An informative essay from curator Jamie M. Allen unfolds the role of photography in promoting America's national heritage, land conservation, and wildlife preservation. Featuring the historic work of masters such as Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, William Henry Jackson, Edward Weston, and Minor White, as well as contemporary greats such as Lee Friedlander, Stephen Shore, and Joel Sternfeld, this volume offers a powerful look at America's National Parks and pays homage to a practice that has defined the way we see America, particularly the American West.
Where is American art in the new millennium? At the heart of all cultural developments is diversity. Access through recent technology engenders interaction with artists from around the world. The visual arts in the United States are bold and pulsating with new ideas.
Author: Todd Gustavson, George Eastman House
Publisher: Sterling Signature
This fascinating collection from the famed George Eastman House presents some of the most unique cameras ever created, including more than 150 curiosities like spy, watch, and toy models. Adapted from500 Cameras: 170 Years of Photographic Innovation, this volume also features a new selection of photographs taken by many of the showcased cameras. Todd Gustavson, Curator of Technology at the George Eastman House, provides insight into the technology and innovators behind the lenses.
A vibrant photo book celebrating seven years of Fotografiska by interpreting the evolution of the field during the years that Fotografiska has been around to influence it Features a unique selection of exhibited photography, ranging from icons to bold and exciting new talents Fotografiska is a world-renowned brand and an inclusive and innovative platform for photography
First published in 2012. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Author: Lester C. Olson, Cara A. Finnegan, Diane S. Hope
Visual images, artifacts, and performances play a powerful part in shaping U.S. culture. To understand the dynamics of public persuasion, students must understand this “visual rhetoric.” This rich anthology contains 20 exemplary studies of visual rhetoric, exploring an array of visual communication forms, from photographs, prints, television documentary, and film to stamps, advertisements, and tattoos. In material original to this volume, editors Lester C. Olson, Cara A. Finnegan, and Diane S. Hope present a critical perspective that links visuality and rhetoric, locates the study of visual rhetoric within the disciplinary framework of communication, and explores the role of the visual in the cultural space of the United States. Enhanced with these critical editorial perspectives, Visual Rhetoric: A Reader in Communication and American Culture provides a conceptual framework for students to understand and reflect on the role of visual communication in the cultural and public sphere of the United States. Key Features and Benefits Five broad pairs of rhetorical action—performing and seeing; remembering and memorializing; confronting and resisting; commodifying and consuming; governing and authorizing—introduce students to the ways visual images and artifacts become powerful tools of persuasion Each section opens with substantive editorial commentary to provide readers with a clear conceptual framework for understanding the rhetorical action in question, and closes with discussion questions to encourage reflection among the essays The collection includes a range of media, cultures, and time periods; covers a wide range of scholarly approaches and methods of handling primary materials; and attends to issues of gender, race, sexuality and class Contributors include: Thomas Benson; Barbara Biesecker; Carole Blair; Dan Brouwer; Dana Cloud; Kevin Michael DeLuca; Anne Teresa Demo; Janis L. Edwards; Keith V. Erickson; Cara A. Finnegan; Bruce Gronbeck; Robert Hariman; Christine Harold; Ekaterina Haskins; Diane S. Hope; Judith Lancioni; Margaret R. LaWare; John Louis Lucaites; Neil Michel; Charles E. Morris III; Lester C. Olson; Shawn J. Parry-Giles; Ronald Shields; John M. Sloop; Nathan Stormer; Reginald Twigg and Carol K. Winkler “This book significantly advances theory and method in the study of visual rhetoric through its comprehensive approach and wise separations of key conceptual components.” —Julianne H. Newton, University of Oregon
1000 Photo Icons
Author: William S. Johnson, Mark Rice, Carla Williams, International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
From a delivery boy to one of the most important industrialists in American history, George Eastman's career developed in a particularly American way. The founder of Kodak died in 1932, and left in his will his house to the University of Rochester. Since 1949 the site has operated as an international museum of photography and film, and today holds the largest collection of its kind in the world. The continually expanding photography collection contains over 400,000 images and negatives - among them the work of Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, Ansel Adams and others - as well as 23,000 cinema films, 5 million film stills, one of the most important silent film collections, technical equipment and a library with 40,000 books on photography and film. The George Eastman House is a pilgrimage site and a place of worship for researchers, photographers and collectors from all over the world. This volume shows in chronological order the most impressive images and the most important developments in the art of light that is photography. It offers in its huge collection and themes a unique survey of the medium from its origins until now.
"Published in conjunction with the exhibition A Matter of Memory: Photography as Object in the Digital Age, presented by the George Eastman Museum, October 22, 2016-January 29, 2017."
Author: Ron Schick
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Offers insight into the work and methods of the celebrated American illustrator, describing with lavish reproductions of numerous works his efforts at the sides of skilled photographers who combined models, props, and locations that served as the basis of Rockwell's iconic images.
A History of Photography
Author: William Johnson, Mark Rice, Therese Mulligan, Carla Williams, David Wooters
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
George Eastman - the founder of Kodak - died in 1932, and left his house to the University of Rochester. Since 1949 the site has operated as an international museum of photography and film. This title shows in chronological order the most impressive images and the most important developments in the art of light that is photography.