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Sutures and Spirits

Sutures and Spirits
Sutures and Spirits
Sutures and Spirits
Sutures and Spirits
Sutures and Spirits
The Photographic Illustrations of Lejaren à Hiller

Lejaren à Hiller (1880 –1969) pioneered advertising photography for an industry dominated by text and an occasional line drawing. An advertising and editorial photographer in early twentieth-century America, Hiller began his career as an illustrator.  He first recognized photography’s potential as a persuasive method to sell products and services, as well as illustrating magazine stories. Best known for his large and exquisitely detailed studio sets that often depicted historical scenarios or exotic foreign lands, Hiller produced thousands of photographs for a variety of clients.

Overview

Lejaren à Hiller (1880 –1969) pioneered advertising photography for an industry dominated by text and an occasional line drawing. An advertising and editorial photographer in early twentieth-century America, Hiller began his career as an illustrator.  He first recognized photography’s potential as a persuasive method to sell products and services, as well as illustrating magazine stories. Best known for his large and exquisitely detailed studio sets that often depicted historical scenarios or exotic foreign lands, Hiller produced thousands of photographs for a variety of clients. The author includes examples from all aspects of Hiller’s career, and he examines two of Hiller’s most recognizable projects: the 87 Lands campaign for Canadian Club Whisky and Surgery Through the Ages, commissioned by Davis and Geck, a manufacturer of surgical sutures.

About the Author
Doug Manchee is professor of photography and program chair for the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology. He teaches classes in advertising photography and his commercial clients include Adobe Systems, Corning Inc., Xerox, Eastman Kodak, Simpson Paper, Bausch & Lomb, and many others. Manchee’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in both solo and group exhibitions.

 

Details

Publisher: RIT Press (02/2018)
ISBN-13: 9781939125354
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 204
Illustrations: 141
Size: 8 x 10 in.
Shipping Weight: 0.75lb

Table of Contents

Introduction    1

1.    Life and Career    5

2.    Surgery Through the Ages    47

3.    Hiram Walker’s Canadian Club Whisky    85

4.    Methods    121

5.    Conclusion    157

 

Notes    159

References     173

Acknowledgments    179

List of Illustrations    181

Index    187

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