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Title William Henry Fox Talbot : beyond photography / edited by Mirjam Brusius, Katrina Dean, and Chitra Ramalingam
Published New Haven, CT : The Yale Center for British Art, [2013]
2013

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Description viii, 308 pages : illustrations (some colour), facsimiles ; 26 cm
Series Studies in British art ; 23
Studies in British art ; 23
Contents Machine generated contents note: INTRODUCTION: TALBOT AND HIS ARCHIVE -- Beyond Photography / Chitra Ramalingam -- Lacock Abbey and the Country House Archive / Katrina Dean -- MODELS FOR INVESTIGATION -- Talbot's First Lens: Botanical Vision as an Exact Science / Anne Secord -- "Merely a Speculation of the Mind"? / Fox Talbot -- June Barrow-Green:In the Shadow of Scott: Talbot and the Wizard of the North / Graham Smith -- INVENTION AND DISCOVERY -- Nature as Drawing Mistress / Herta Wolf -- Talbot's Art of Discovery / Vered Maimon -- "The Caxton of Photography": Talbot's Etchings of Light / Larry J. Schaaf -- INSTITUTIONS AND NETWORKS -- Bel and the Dragons: Deciphering Cuneiform after Decipherment / Eleanor Robson -- From Photographic Science to Scientific Photography: Talbot and Decipherment at the British Museum around 1850 / Mirjam Brusius -- "The Most Transitory of Things": Talbot and the Science of Instantaneous Vision / Chitra Ramalingam -- Commentary / Simon Schaffer
Summary William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-877) was a British pioneer in photography, yet he also embraced the wider preoccupations of the Victorian Age - a time that saw many political, social, intellectual, technical, and industrial changes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Talbot, William Henry Fox, 1800-1877.
Photographers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Photography -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Science -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Author Brusius, Mirjam, editor
Dean, Katrina, editor
Ramalingam, Chitra, 1979- editor
LC no. 2013019906
ISBN 0300179340 (hardback)
9780300179347 (hardback)