Retrographic: History’s Most Important Images in Living Colour collects together some of history’s most iconic black and whites shots that have been accurately colourised using digital techniques to restore the vibrancy of the eras in which they were taken. We can now see the deep khaki of army uniforms, the gold jewellery of the wealthy and even fully appreciate the ethereal, haunting eyes of the ‘Mad Monk’ Rasputin for the first time. In addition to the photos we know and love, the project has transformed some everyday scenes from the 19th and 20th centuries into full colour.
Produced in association with the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Royal Photographic Society, this coffee table collection features 192 pages of striking images. Offering a unique visual tour of recent history, the book features Victorian adventurers, scenes from the Great Depression and the World Wars, the social revolution of the 1960s and much more. Normally retailing for £19.95 ,Retrographic includes informative gems about each picture and a foreword from Royal Photographic Society Ambassador Jeff Vickers.
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