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Photography and science

Author: Kelley E Wilder
Publisher: London : Reaktion, 2009.
Series: Exposures (London, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Photography and Science describes how photography first established its legitimacy through close association with key scientific ideas and practices, such as objectivity, observation, archiving and experimentation. Wilder then charts how photography returned the favour by serving as a powerful influence in various scientific disciplines, such as biology and astronomy. The book digs into the controversial debates  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wilder, Kelley E. (Kelley Elizabeth), 1971-
Photography and science.
London : Reaktion, 2009
(OCoLC)609197988
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kelley E Wilder
ISBN: 9781861893994 186189399X
OCLC Number: 225876129
Description: 139 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Photography and observation --
Photography and experiment --
Photography and the archive --
Art and the scientific photograph.
Series Title: Exposures (London, England)
Responsibility: Kelley Wilder.

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How do we know what an amoeba looks like? How can doctors see the details of our skeletons and internal organs? All of these things are made possible through the innovations of photography. The  Read more...

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this meaty treatise addresses the roots of empiricism and reliability, as well as the minutiae of chemical processes harnessed to the scientific cause and the descendants of the photograph - electron Read more...

 
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