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Capturing the light

Author: Roger Watson, (Museum curator); Helen Rappaport
Publisher: London : Macmillan, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the story of two lone geniuses and the extraordinary race to invent photography. This book starts with a tiny scrap of purple-tinged paper, 176 years old and about the size of a postage stamp. On it you can just make out a tiny, ghostly image of a gothic window, an image so small and perfect that it 'might be supposed to be the work of some Lilliputian artist': the world's first photographic negative. This  Read more...
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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
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Watson, (Museum curator); Helen Rappaport
ISBN: 9780230764576 0230764576 9780230768864 0230768865
OCLC Number: 810947004
Description: x, 306 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Roger Watson and Helen Rappaport.

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'A history of the birth of photography told as a fierce race between two rivals ... Reads like a scientific thriller' Observer 'A lively introduction to the subject, illustrated with vivid examples Read more...

 
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