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The Resource Retronaut : the photographic time machine, Chris Wild

Retronaut : the photographic time machine, Chris Wild

Label
Retronaut : the photographic time machine
Title
Retronaut
Title remainder
the photographic time machine
Statement of responsibility
Chris Wild
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This quirky blast to the past is a page-turner of some of the world's most jaw-dropping photographs, based on the wildly popular Retronaut.com, and Chris Wild's unique wit and oddball knowledge. A crocodile walking a child, Queen Victoria caught smiling, and ponies at parking meters, all curiously depicted in this addicting photo album through time. "An emporium of retro treasure...from shocking sculptures of the 1700s, to Kodachrome snaps of 1950s Piccadilly Circus, to biblical scenes captured by Google Earth. Rather than nostalgia or folly, the aim is enlightenment, wonder and the pleasure of weirdness." --The Guardian Strap on your goggles and prepare to time travel with Retronaut to the past as you've never seen it. A space suit for dogs. Munchkins enjoying a cigarette break on the set of The Wizard of Oz. Ku Klux Klan members taking a spin on a ferris wheel. These images, and thousands more, make up the captivating world of the Retronaut, the Internet's most popular destination for vintage photography. In the words of Retronaut founder and chief curator, Chris Wild, the past is as exciting as a visit to a foreign country. Here, Wild has selected more than 400 of the best photographs from the site's most visited eras and themes, mashing up Victoriana with vintage advertising from the 60s and 70s with amazing inventions like pants for cows and breast wasershers for women. A launching pad for hours of conversation and a browser's delight, Retronaut is thought-provoking fun, and as perfect for collectors of unusual and humorous photography as it is for gift tables and special markets"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
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Wild, Wolfgang
Dewey number
779
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TR6.5
LC item number
.W53 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Photograph collections
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
  • History
  • Visual anthropology
Label
Retronaut : the photographic time machine, Chris Wild
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
351 pages
Isbn
9781426213830
Lccn
2014017248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • ocn865158050
  • 1387099
  • (OCoLC)865158050
Label
Retronaut : the photographic time machine, Chris Wild
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
351 pages
Isbn
9781426213830
Lccn
2014017248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • ocn865158050
  • 1387099
  • (OCoLC)865158050

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