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Picturing England free pdf Photographers have taken pictures of England's buildings and landscapes since the invention of the medium, making images of the traces of past societies as well as photographing the new buildings around them. They have done so for many reasons: to capture the picturesque- to make a living or a souvenir- to promote or to condemn- to record what is disappearing or to reveal what is normally hidden. The formats and types of photograph they have used have been, over time, just as various, from the rare and special image, such as the first calotype, to the ubiquitous digital photograph. Collectively these photographers, both famous and anonymous, have changed the way we see and understand our environment. This book features over 300 striking photographs from the Historic England Archive, an unparalleled collection of 9 million images on England's buildings and landscapes from the 1850s to the present. Viewed collectively, its photographic collections record the changing face of England from the beginning of photography to the present day. They form a remarkable national asset, a huge memory bank that helps us understand and interpret the past, informs the present and assists with future management and appreciation of the historic environment. With informative essays and captions by the authors, this book will appeal to anyone with an interest in photography, architecture, archaeology or social history.

About Mike Evans

Mike Evans is Head of Archives at Historic England. Gary Winter is Archive Exhibitions Officer at Historic England. Anne Woodward is Archive Exhibitions Manager at Historic England.

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Author : Mike Evans
Publisher : Historic England
Data Published : 25 June 2015
ISBN : 1848020996
EAN : 9781848020993
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 344 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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