Genius of Colour Photography
Since the Lumiere brothers made the autochrome process commercially available in June 1907, colour photography has proliferated in so many directions that we are saturated with it. In this stunning collection, Pam Roberts has gathered together the finest examples of the art of colour photography, covering every major technical and artistic development in colour photography in over 100 years.
"Roberts's illustrations are magnificent and mostly unfamiliar... this is an outstanding book." Art Quarterly "Superb image selection and excellent text... this book is a must." Amateur Photographer "For Roland Barthes, colour in photography was 'an artifice, a cosmetic... this gorgeous book argues otherwise.' The Independent"
Pam Roberts was Curator at the British Royal Photographic Society from 1982-2001. Her most recent publications include F. Holland Day, Photogenic and Photohistorica: Landmarks in Photography and she was an advisory editor on The Oxford Companion to the Photograph. She lives in Bath.
Preface; 1 - What Went Before 1839-1907; 2 - The Autochrome 1907-1932; 3 - Alternatives to the Autochrome 1900-1930s; 4 - Colour for All 1930-1939; 5 - Documentary in Colour 1940-1949; 6 - The Colour Boom 1950-1959; 7 - We Are All Colour Photographers Now 1960-1969; 8 - Experiments in Colour 1970-1979; 9 - Colour in the New Black (and White) 1980-1989; 10 - Digital Directions 1990 - Today; Time line; Glossary; Biographies; Bibliography; Index.