Retromania

The funkiest cameras of photography's golden age

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Lawrence Harvey

The Lomography phenomenon shows that interest in and love for cheap, fun cameras has never been stronger. But the few plastic-lens models that are still manufactured are only the tip of the iceberg, with hundreds of amazing, exciting, weird and wonderful models widely available and at low prices.

This book is the first to look at every significant ‘people’s camera’ launched since Kodak’s Box Brownie brought cameras to the masses in 1908 and launched the photo revolution providing a fascinating insight into the tastes of previous generations.

Published: Dec, 2012

A camera aficionado, LAWRENCE HARVEY has spent years trawling auctions, car boot sales, junk shops, and everything in between to amass his unique collection of vintage photo curios. This is his first book.

  • 176 pages
  • H 152mm x W 202mm
  • paperback with flaps
  • full colour throughout
  • 33,000 words
  • Printed ISBN:978-1-78157-001-2 
  • Epub ISBN:978-1-78157-042-5 
  • MOBI ISBN: 978-1-78157-043-2 

The following rights for this title have already been sold:

UK
US
Canadian
French
Italian

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