"Voyaging through strange seas of thought, alone ..." William Wordsworth

30 December 2021


James Ackerman, Professor Emeritus at Havard University, examines how the earliest architectural photographers - operating around the period 1840-65 - determined what constituted a proper depiction of a building, which buildings were chosen to be photographed, and how the documentary character of these photographs related to the intense effort to clarify them as fine art.

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