Family Album: 150 Years of the Art of Photography Second Edition
by Wayne W.
with Emily Lisska and Carole Fader
Hardcover: 432 pages9.75” x 13.5”(2005)
Jacksonville Family Album: 150 Years
of the Art of Photography is perhaps the most beautiful book
ever written about Jacksonville. This lavish large-format book was
written and designed by Dr. Wayne Wood, author of Jacksonville's Architectural Heritage,
The Great Fire of 1901, and numerous other popular books on
Jacksonville history. Emily Lisska
and Carole Fader were major contributors to this new book. With
hundreds of amazing photographs dating
from 1855 to the present, this 432-page volume is a must for art book
collectors and for anyone interested in Jacksonville.
an ambitious effort
the photographic heritage of this city. The nearly 600 photos included
selected from over 40,000 that were reviewed for this project. In
addition to images from the Jacksonville Historical Society’s vast
archive, remarkable photos from rich local collections and archives
across the country have been obtained to illustrate the story of
in their historical context,
these photographs reveal the texture and appearance of Jacksonville in
every era from the Civil War to the present. While examining the
historic importance of these images, this book also savors their
virtuosity as works of art. From extraordinary portraits to quiet
interior scenes, these pictures celebrate the inspired photographers
who captured these images. From photos of children playing in a field
to spectacular panoramic scenes, this book is filled with masterpieces
of the photographic creativity.
Jacksonville Family Album is a
monumental work that will be treasured by individuals and families who
are part of this city. It is a striking collection of images of life in
Florida that will also be important to historians and researchers.
Anyone interested in photography as an art form will be captivated by
this book, which is an amazing work of art itself.
Most of the photos in this
never been published before. They provide a rare insight into the
people and beauty of a great American city.
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