George Eastman / Steidl, Rochester/ Göttingen. 2007. 288 pages. 4to (32 x 28,5 cm). Pale blue cloth binding with dust jacket. Lavishly illustrated in colour and b/w. New copy.
This is the first book to showcase the treasures from the Richard and Ronay Menschel Library at George Eastman House. Over two hundred and fifty rare books from this remarkable collection, each beautifully illustrated and accompanied by commentary written by prominent scholars, reflect the unparalleled strength and depth of the library’s collection.
Both sumptuous and informative, Imagining Paradise is a large, handsome volume, as befits its wide range of subjects, photographers, and photographic processes: from bucolic landscapes, travel and exploration, science and medicine to the literary and the illustrious.