Contributions to a History of Photography in Austria (volume 1)

Urban Panoramas. Photographs of the Imperial and Government Printing Establishment 1850–1860

Contributions to a History of Photography in Austria (volume 1)


Monika Faber/Maren Gröning: 
Urban Panoramas. Photographs of the Imperial and Government Printing Establishment 1850–1860, Wien: Brandstätter, 2008, 96 pages, 70 figs. in b/w and color.
€ 12,50

»[…] the entire world should be gradually reproduced in pictures – this is something which will occupy thousands of photographers and provide millions of buyers with the opportunity to have these pictures, in so far as they are required, in their rooms […]« – The utopian idea of the new technical medium, as pursued by Alois Auers from 1850 on, initially showed itself in the form of a comprehensive documentation of the immediate locality: the photographic capturing of the medieval city wall of Vienna during demolition.

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