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Fotografía y documentación. Mr. Vanderbilt’s House and Collection.Driehaus Museum. Twin Houses . New York.

Las Twin Houses fueron, en su época, uno de los mejores ejemplos de arquitectura de Nueva York y, por extensión, de todo USA. En aquella época las revistas de arquitectura tenían acceso al interior de alguno de estos edificios y se permitía, incluso, la publicación de libros con todo el detalle del interior.  Así, por ejemplo: William Henry Vanderbilt House. Twin Houses . New York. Driehaus Museum.     The Vanderbilt residence at Fifth Avenue and Fifty-first Street was technically two mansions connected by an atrium; his daughters lived in the second with their husbands. It was a feast for the eyes. The architect-decorators were Christian and Gustave Herter, German-born cabinetmakers favored by New York’s elite, and they worked with experienced architects Charles Atwood and John Snook to anchor their profuse decorative elements to a standing structure. No two rooms were alike, and all were exactly to the taste of the moment. Just like the original interior designers of the Nickerson

Jane Martha St. John. Fotógrafa inglesa. Calotipos. Italia 1850's.

No son muchas las mujeres que realizaron fotografía en el siglo XIX cuyos datos y obras han llegado hasta nuestros tiempos.
Siendo, en su primeros tiempos, la fotografía un entretenimiento de personas adineradas no debía ser raro que ellas estudiasen y realizasen fotos pero, como queda dicho, no muchas dejaron rastro de su obra.
Una de ellas, aficionada destacada aficionada, según nos informa Wikipedia fue Jane Martha St. John

..........In Impressed by Light: British Photographers from Paper Negatives, 1840–1860, published in 2007 by the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Roger Taylor writes at the end of his article on St. John, "Although she is unlikely ever to be considered a great photographer, St. John was certainly one of the more interesting amateurs of the mid-nineteenth century, not only because she was a woman but because her attitude toward picture making and photography was highly original.........

Mrs. Jane St. John. Getty photographs

 

 

Artist/Maker:
Mrs. Jane St. John (British, 1803 - 1882)
Culture:
British
Place:
Naples, Italy (Place created)
Date:
1856 - 1859
Medium:
Albumen silver print from a paper negative
Dimensions:
18.3 x 24.8 cm (7 3/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

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Artist/Maker:
Mrs. Jane St. John (British, 1803 - 1882)
Culture:
British
Place:
Pisa, Italy (Place created)
Date:
1856 - 1859
Medium:
Albumen silver print from a paper negative
Dimensions:
18.2 x 24.8 cm (7 3/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

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