George Eastman: A Biography

By: Brayer, Elizabeth

Price: $20.00

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Book Condition: Near Fine

3rd printing. Tiny ding in jacket spine, otherwise an exceptional copy. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiii, [3], 637, [3] pp. 8vo. This life of George Eastman is the first biography since 1930 of the man who transformed the world of photography. As a 23-year-old bank clerk, Eastman bought his first camera and began simplifying the cumbersome and messy wet-plate process. With only two years' experience, he patented a dry-plate coating machine and began selling photographic plates. Soon, the business was doing so well that he quit his job at the bank and started his own company. Eastman's success was based in part on his own inventions, but even more on his ability to raise capital, recruit technically skilled employees, sell his own products, and outmaneuver his competitors. In this revealing and informative new biography, Brayer shows us how such key innovations as roll film and the light, hand-held camera helped the Eastman Kodak Company dominate the world market.

Title: George Eastman: A Biography

Author: Brayer, Elizabeth

Categories: Cameras & Film, New York, Biography,

Edition: 3rd Printing

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press: 1996

ISBN Number: 0801852633

ISBN Number 13: 9780801852633

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2283931