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- DescriptionWilliam Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877) was a British pioneer in photography, yet he also embraced the wider preoccupations of the Victorian Age-a time that saw many political, social, intellectual, technical, and industrial changes. His manuscripts, w in the archive of the British Library, reveal the connections and contrasts between his photographic invations and his investigations into optics, mathematics, botany, archaeology, and classical studies. Drawing on Talbot's fascinating letters, diaries, research tebooks, botanical specimens, and photographic prints, distinguished scholars from a range of disciplines, including historians of science, art, and photography, broaden our understanding of Talbot as a Victorian intellectual and a man of science.
- Author BiographyMirjam Brusius is postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Harvard University. Katrina Dean is a university archivist at Melbourne University. Chitra Ramalingam is postdoctoral fellow in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge.
- Author(s)Anne Secord,Eleanor Robson,Graham Smith,Herta Wolf,June Barrow-Green,Larry J. Schaaf,Vered Maimon
- PublisherYale University Press
- Date of Publication02/08/2013
- Series TitleStudies in British Art
- Series Part/Volume Number23
- Place of PublicationNew Haven
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintYale University Press
- Content Note109 color illus.
- Weight1093 g
- Width177 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Edited byChitra Ramalingam,Katrina Dean,Mirjam Brusius
- Format DetailsCloth over boards
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