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Sun gardens : cyanotypes by Anna Atkins

Author: Larry J Schaaf; Anna Atkins; Joshua Chuang
Publisher: New York, NY : The New York Public Library, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Anna Atkins (1799-1871) came of age in Victorian England, a particularly fertile environment for learning and scientific discovery. Guided by her father, a prominent scientist, Atkins was inspired by William Henry Fox Talbot to take up photography and was friends with Sir John Herschel, who invented the cyanotype photographic process in 1842. The next year, Atkins began making cyanotypes in an effort to illustrate  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Named Person: Anna Atkins; Anna Atkins
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Larry J Schaaf; Anna Atkins; Joshua Chuang
ISBN: 9783791357980 3791357980
OCLC Number: 1057896789
Notes: Accompanies the exhibition Blue Prints: The Pioneering Photographs of Anna Atkins, held at The New York Public Library from October 19, 2018 to February 17, 2019.
Includes a facsimile of Photographs of British algae: cyanotype impressions. Part 1, by Anna Atkins, issued in 1843.
Description: 215 pages : color illustrations, facsimiles ; 32 cm
Contents: Preface / Joshua Chuang --
Part I of British algae (from the Sir John Herschel copy) --
Reminiscences / Larry J. Schaaf --
Pleasurable offerings to botanical friends / Larry J. Schaaf --
Selected plates from various holdings --
British algae: bibliographic details / Larry J. Schaaf, Joshua Chuang, and Emily Walz --
The productions of Anna Atkins and Anne Dixon / Larry J. Schaaf, Joshua Chuang, and Emily Walz --
On the origins, care, and feeding of cyanotypes / Mike Ware.
Other Titles: Cyanotypes by Anna Atkins
Responsibility: Larry J. Schaaf ; edited by Joshua Chuang ; with contributions by Joshua Chuang, Emily Walz, and Mike Ware.

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This lavishly illustrated book features the beautiful and scientifically important photographs by Anna Atkins, whose landmark work combined a passion for botany with remarkable creativity and  Read more...

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