Brian May and Elena Vidal: A VILLAGE LOST AND FOUND, 3D Book talk and Presentation

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Brian May and Elena Vidal: A VILLAGE LOST AND FOUND, 3D Book talk and Presentation

Time: July 27, 2010 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Downtown Independent
Street: 251 S. Main Street
City/Town: Los Angeles, California 90012
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Phone: 213.617.1033
Event Type: book, presentation
Organized By: Downtown Independent
Latest Activity: Jul 26, 2010

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Event Description

Brian May and Elena Vidal will give a talk and 3D Presentation based on their new book.



Doors at 7:00 PM, Presentation at 7:30PM

Tickets will be available at the theater box office 1hr prior to the showtime and online.

General Admission - $20

Amoeba Music will host a book signing with Brian and Elena after the event.
Signing is limited to copies of A VILLAGE LOST AND FOUND purchased at the event – no outside items (CD’s, t-shirts, previously purchased books) will be allowed, thank you.

“This is a picture book: an annotated book of photographs which tells a unique story – a story that has fascinated me for more than half a lifetime.” - Brian May


A complete annotated collection of the original 1850s stereoscopic photograph series Scenes in Our Village by T. R. Williams brought together for the first time in living memory
For the young Brian May, a fascination with 3-D picture cards given away in Weetabix packets led to a lifelong passion for ‘stereoscopic’ images. It was in this way that May discovered the work of Thomas Richard Williams (1824-1871) who, in the 1850s, had created a series of 59 stereo cards depicting life in a small English village – Scenes in Our Village.
In A VILLAGE LOST AND FOUND, the product of more than 30 years’ research, May and his co-author, photographic historian Elena Vidal, present an exhaustive study of Scenes in Our Village. The village, whose identity was lost for 150 years, was only recently rediscovered by May, in 2003, still in existence in Oxfordshire. Their research is amazingly in-depth, but the book is utterly readable, and the pictures leap into glorious 3-D, viewed in the new focusing stereoscope which May has designed and produced, to bring the stereos to life, and then fold neatly into the slip-case of the book.
‘A Village Lost and Found is a significant contribution to our understanding of photographic history and the Victorian period. To quote the 1850s London Stereoscopic Company's maxim, "No home should be without one!”
A Village Lost and Found provides an extraordinary insight into English society in the mid-Victorian era, explains historic photographic techniques and explores the life of the enigmatic T. R. Williams, who appears, from time to time, Hitchcock-like, in his own photographs.

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