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Impressed by light : British photographs from paper negatives, 1840-1860

Author: Roger Taylor; Larry J Schaaf; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.); National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art ; Washington : National Gallery of Art ; New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2007.
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"This richly illustrated book tells the first full history of the calotype, embedding it in the social context that crucially formed it: Britain's changing fortunes, intricate class structure, ever-growing industrialization, and new spirit under Queen Victoria. Of the 118 early photographs presented here in meticulously printed plates, many have never before been published or exhibited. And the histories of 500  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
History
Exhibitions
Expositions
Exposiciones
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Taylor; Larry J Schaaf; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.); National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
ISBN: 9781588392251 ) 1588392252 (Metropolitan Museum of Art (hc)) 9780300124057 (Yale University Press (hc)) 0300124058 (Yale University Press (hc)
OCLC Number: 153554420
Description: xiv, 438 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 x 30 cm.
Contents: Photography and an age of paradox --
The formative years : the calotype in the 1840s --
The great exhibition of 1851 --
Battling patents and gaining legitimacy --
The calotype finds its place --
Subjects fit for the camera --
British sensibilities 1855-1857 --
Echoes of the grand tour --
Under an Indian sky --
Commercialism advances, the calotype declines.
Responsibility: Roger Taylor ; biographical dictionary by Larry J. Schaaf in collaboration with Roger Taylor.
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When photography appeared shortly before 1840, the metal-plate daguerreotype, was first to achieve popularity. But the process simultaneously developed in England for capturing an image on a paper  Read more...

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