Stereoscopy History Books

These four books highlight different themes from the history of stereoscopy. All books share a brief and common introduction to stereoscopy, stereoviews, cameras and stereoscopes, and an appendix on relevant photography processes. The books tell visual stories and are richly illustrated with items from André Ruiter’s antique collection.

First edition, 19 August 2023
25 x 20 cm (10 x 8 inch) hardcover, dust jacket

Egypt in Depth tells the story about the stereo photos that Francis Frith created during his three travels to Egypt from 1856 to1860.

ISBN: 978-90-821122-5-2 / Language: English / Pages: 102

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First edition, 30 July 2023
25 x 20 cm (10 x 8 inch) hardcover, dust jacket

War in Depth shows the First World War through stereoviews and tells the story of the photographers, publishers and sellers who created a war stereo craze in the 1920s in France.

ISBN: 978-90-821122-4-5 / Language: English / Pages: 164

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First edition, 14 June 2023
25 x 20 cm (10 x 8 inch) hardcover, dust jacket

3D Makers tells the story of four French stereoscopy manufacturers from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who have fallen into oblivion. The book describes the company history and showcases their stereoscopes and cameras.

ISBN: 978-90-821122-3-8 / Language: English / Pages: 104

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First Edition, 16 May 2023
25 x 20 cm (10 x 8 inch) hardcover, dust jacket

Erotica in Depth tells the story of two men who photographed and published erotic stereoviews during La Belle Époque. Jules Richard was a wealthy industrialist who revived stereo photography in France, but also built a classic atrium that became the setting for nude photography. Jean Agélou produced nude photographs on a very large scale, but his life remains mainly a mystery.

ISBN: 978-90-821122-2-1 / Language: English / Pages: 126

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