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The Perfect Medium : Photography and the Occult
The Perfect Medium Photography and the Occult
Author: Clement Cheroux, Pierre Apraxine, Andreas Fischer, Denis Canguilhem, Sophie Schmit
In the early days of photography, many believed and hoped that the camera would prove more efficient than the human eye in capturing the unseen. Spiritualists and animists of the nineteenth century seized on the new technology as a method of substantiating the existence of supernatural beings and happenings. This fascinating book assembles more ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780300111361
ISBN-10: 0300111363
Publication Date: 10/1/2005
Pages: 288
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Publisher: Yale University Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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This book is fabulous. A few really dry articles, but several that are fascinating and lots of really intriguing reproductions of spirit photographs, mediums, and seances. It's worth checking to see if your local public or university library has this; it's a big, expensive book that may not turn up too frequently on pbs.


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