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Synopsis: First Photographs is an extraordinary view into the origins of photography. This landmark monograph—the only book on Talbot to be authored by the Fox Talbot museum’s curator—includes many never-before-published images of landscapes, architectural studies, and portraits from Talbot’s personal archive and selections from his detailed research notebooks made during the 1830s and 1840s and currently housed at Lacock Abbey in Chippenham, England.
A gentleman and an intellectual, Talbot was a great student of the Arts and Sciences and kept detailed notes of his activities and experiments. He discovered the negative/positive paper process which made multiple reproductions of a single image possible, and which distinguished it from its contemporary, the one-of-a-kind daguerreotype. Talbot first announced his invention to the public in 1839 in his paper, “An Account Of The Art of Photogenic Drawing Or The Process By Which Natural Objects May Be Made To Delineate Themselves Without The Aid Of The Artist’s Pencil.” The work he did during this time established, in principle and in practice, the foundation of modern photography—the basis of the process that is still used today.
In addition to Talbot’s technological contributions, his photographs represent exceptional artistic achievement. First Photographs includes a significant text by the preeminent Talbot scholar today, Michael Gray, who provides a comprehensive essay, biography, and timeline of Talbot’s eventful life and revolutionary work. Arthur Ollman, director of the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, gives an in-depth analysis of the aesthetic and social significance of Talbot’s first image, “Oriel Window.” Curator Carol McCusker considers how the Romantic Movement and the women of the Lacock household influenced Talbot’s aesthetic choices. First Photographs and the accompanying exhibition provide a rare opportunity for contemporary audiences to experience these uncommon images and the personal, cultural, and scientific contexts in which they were made.
About the Author: William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877) was a philosopher, classicist, Egyptologist, mathematician, philologist, transcriber and translator of Syrian and Chaladean cuneiform texts, physicist, and photographer. His first experiments in photography made use of the photogenic process; he then went on to develop the process of creating negatives that could be used to make positive reproductions.
Title: First Photographs: William Henry Fox Talbot ...
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Book Description powerHouse Books, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Bookseller Inventory # S_181209633
Book Description powerHouse Books, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Bookseller Inventory # S_204503235
Book Description PowerHouse Books, U.S.A., 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. (Ref. Z1) Near Fine copy. **Heavy volume may require extra shipping if ordered from outside UK mainland. Please message for details prior to ordering.**. Bookseller Inventory # 004212
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Book Description Powerhouse Books, 2002. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st ed, 1st printing hardcover. Book near fine light bump corner / dj fine. Pages unmarked. 9 x 11 1/2. Bookseller Inventory # 16786
Book Description Power House Books, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. edge and corner wear, a few small tears to dust jacket. text is unmarked. binding tight. Bookseller Inventory # 032353
Book Description powerHouse Books, New York, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. "This landmark book--the only monograph on Talbot to be supported by the curator of the Fox Talbot Museum--includes many never-before-published images of landscapes, architectural studies, and portraiture from Talbot's personal archive and selections from his detailed research notebooks made during the 1830s and 1840s, currently housed at the Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock Abbey in Chippenham, England." 144 pages Size: 9 1/4 x 11 1/2 ". Bookseller Inventory # 25187
Book Description powerHouse Books, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1576871533
Book Description Texts by Michael Gray, Arthur Ollman, and Carol McCusker. New York, NY : PowerHouse Books , 2002. Orig. cloth binding. Dustjacket. 143 pp. 29 cm. Ills. Includes bibliographical references. Condition : as new copy. ISBN 1576871533[KEYWORDS: PHOTOGRAPHY, Bookseller Inventory # 197120
Book Description New York, PowerHouse Books, 2002. 4°, Ppbd. mit OUmschlag. 143 S. - Die angegebenen Versandkosten gelten für Bücher bis 1000 Gramm. Bücher über 1000 Gramm kosten nach Deutschland EUR 5,30, nach EU-Ausland EUR 14.-, für andere Länder bitte nachfragen. - Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1550. Bookseller Inventory # 12706