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Darwin's camera : art and photography in the theory of evolution

Author: Phillip Prodger
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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Darwin's Camera tells the extraordinary story of how Charles Darwin produced one of the world's first photographically illustrated science books.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Illustrations
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Prodger, Phillip.
Darwin's camera.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008033854
(OCoLC)243777562
Named Person: Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Phillip Prodger
ISBN: 9780199722303 0199722307 9780195150315 0195150317
OCLC Number: 551192729
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 283 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Darwin's art collection : the prints, drawings, and photographs Darwin collected in the 1860s and 70s --
Illustrations and illusion : strategies Darwin used in illustrating his books --
Art, experience, and observation : Darwin's knowledge of art history and use of illustration in his books --
Darwin and the passions : how passion manuals informed Darwin's research --
Photography and evolution meet : connections between photography and biology in the 1860s --
Method to their madness : how photography in mental hospitals influenced Darwin --
Laughing and crying : Darwin's quest for pictures of expressive babies --
Darwin's eyes and ears : the artists who guided Darwin's search for pictures --
Darwin's art photographer : Oscar Rejlander, Darwin's favorite photographer --
Rejlander's performances : posing for Darwin's pictures --
Alice, eugenics, and the spirit world : the aftermath of Darwin's experiments.
Responsibility: Phillip Prodger.
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Philip Prodgers William Baker, Years Work in English Studies the book is invitingly designed and well-illustrated Art Newspaper

 
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