Author(s): Marc Walter
The revolutionary 'photocrome' process was unveiled at the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1900. This unique new approach permitted the first-ever colour images of the world's most famous sites and landmarks, and elicited unprecedented admiration on both sides of the Atlantic. The process remained in vogue until the 1920s, before being superseded by more modern colour photography methods. This book offers a richly varied collection of over 300 such images from 47 countries. They continue to astonish not only by virtue of their freshness and naivete, but also because of their remarkable realism. As such, they represent a mute yet vivid testament to a forgotten era.
Marc Walter is a writer and photographer, and has co-written numerous books with Sabine Arque.
1. West Europe; 2. Far Western Europe; 3. Northern Europe; 4. Central Europe; 5. Southern Europe; 6. Northern Africa; 7. The Near East; 8. Asia and the Pacific; 9. America.