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Holographic visions : a history of new science

Author: Sean Johnston
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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This is a history of how the new science of holography developed intellectually, socially and culturally. Based on interviews with pioneer holographers and archival research, it shows how science, technology, art and wider culture are entwined in the modern world.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Johnston, Sean, 1956-
Holographic visions.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2005036594
(OCoLC)62728581
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sean Johnston
ISBN: 0198571224 9780198571223 9781429470469 1429470461
OCLC Number: 137242169
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 518 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : seeking coherence --
Wavefront reconstruction in England and beyond --
Wave photography in the Soviet Union --
Lensless photography in America --
Constructing holography --
Early exploitation --
Technology of the sublime : the versatile hologram --
Defining the scientific holographer --
Culture and counterculture : the artisan holographer --
Aesthetic holographers and their art --
Building holographic communities --
Commercialization and ubiquity --
The hologram and popular culture --
Conclusion : creative visions.
Responsibility: Sean F. Johnston.
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A socio-historiographic approach that occasionally stretches the material, but which nonetheless is a fascinating and insightful review of almost 60 years of holography. * Holography News, June 2006 Read more...

 
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