Published by Yale University Press in association with The Phillips Collection, the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, and the Indianapolis Museum of Art
The invention of the Kodak handheld camera in 1888 gave post-impressionist artists a new source of inspiration. Investigating the techniques and compositional strategies made possible by the new apparatus, artists captured their private lives and public domains in surprising ways. The exhibition debuts many previously unpublished photographs and 70 paintings and works on paper by artists including Pierre Bonnard, Felix Valloton, and Edward Vuillard explore the dynamic relationships among the various media.
The comprehensive exhibition catalogue features nearly 300 color reproductions of these important works. Edited by lead curator Elizabeth Easton with contributions from Phillips Chief Curator Eliza Rathbone and Indianapolis Museum of Art Senior Curator Ellen W. Lee. Essays about the development of the camera and amateur photography are complemented with entries about each artist.
Hardcover, 248 pages
Winner of the 2012 New York Book Show Award in the Special Trade Photography, as given by the New York Book Show