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Capturing the light : the birth of photography

Author: Roger Watson, (Museum curator); Helen Rappaport
Publisher: London : Pan Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of two lone geniuses and the extraordinary race to invent photography.

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: William Henry Fox Talbot; Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre; Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre; William Henry Fox Talbot
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Watson, (Museum curator); Helen Rappaport
ISBN: 9781447212584 1447212584
OCLC Number: 868080684
Description: pages cm
Contents: Section - i: List of IllustrationsSection - ii: Prologue: My First DaguerreotypeChapter - 1: The Locked Treasure RoomChapter - 2: ShadowgramsChapter - 3: The Box of WondersChapter - 4: An InheritanceChapter - 5: The PanoramaChapter - 6: An Innate Love of KnowledgeChapter - 7: More Beautiful than NatureChapter - 8: Lacock AbbeyChapter - 9: Seeking the ImpossibleChapter - 10: The HeliographChapter - 11: The Melancholy ArtistChapter - 12: Fixing the ImageChapter - 13: The Latticed Window, August 1835Chapter - 14: The Magic CabinetChapter - 15: The Most Wonderful Discovery Ever MadeChapter - 16: From Today, Painting is DeadChapter - 17: Photogenic DrawingChapter - 18: The Academie des Sciences, August 1839Chapter - 19: DaguerreotypomaniaChapter - 20: PortraitureChapter - 21: The Pencil of NatureChapter - 22: The Monopoly of the SunshineChapter - 23: The Great Exhibition of 1851Chapter - 24: The Reluctant InventorChapter - 25: Art or Science?Chapter - 26: The Mute Testimony of the PictureChapter - 27: The Eye of HistorySection - iii: Epilogue: Everyman's ArtAcknowledgements - iv: AcknowledgementsSection - v: NotesSection - vi: BibliographyIndex - vii: Index
Responsibility: by Roger Watson, Helen Rappaport.

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