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The Resource Capturing the light : the birth of photography, a true story of genius and rivalry, Roger Watson and Helen Rappaport

Capturing the light : the birth of photography, a true story of genius and rivalry, Roger Watson and Helen Rappaport

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Capturing the light : the birth of photography, a true story of genius and rivalry
Title
Capturing the light
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the birth of photography, a true story of genius and rivalry
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Roger Watson and Helen Rappaport
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eng
Summary
"An intimate look at the journeys of two men--a gentleman scientist and a visionary artist--as they struggled to capture the world around them, and in the process invented modern photography. During the 1830s, in an atmosphere of intense scientific enquiry fostered by the industrial revolution, two quite different men--one in France, one in England--developed their own dramatically different photographic processes in total ignorance of each other's work. These two lone geniuses--Henry Fox Talbot in the seclusion of his English country estate at Lacock Abbey and Louis Daguerre in the heart of post-revolutionary Paris--through diligence, disappointment and sheer hard work overcame extraordinary odds to achieve the one thing man had for centuries been trying to do--to solve the ancient puzzle of how to capture the light and in so doing make nature 'paint its own portrait'. With the creation of their two radically different processes--the Daguerreotype and the Talbotype--these two giants of early photography changed the world and how we see it. Drawing on a wide range of original, contemporary sources and featuring plates in colour, sepia and black and white, many of them rare or previously unseen, Capturing the Light charts an extraordinary tale of genius, rivalry and human resourcefulness in the quest to produce the world's first photograph"--
Summary
Totally ignorant of each other's work during the 1830s, two very different geniuses solved the ancient puzzle of how to capture the light, changing the world and how we see it, in this fascinating story that draws on a wide range of sources and features rare plates in color, sepia and black and white
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collective biography
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10231908
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DLC
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  • 770.92/242
  • B
Illustrations
plates
Index
index present
LC call number
TR140.D3
LC item number
W38 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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adult
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the birth of photography, a true story of genius and rivalry
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Capturing the light : the birth of photography, a true story of genius and rivalry, Roger Watson and Helen Rappaport
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 278-295) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: My First Daguerreotype -- The Locked Treasure Room -- Shadowgrams -- The Box of Wonders -- An Inheritance -- The Panorama -- An Innate Love of Knowledge -- More Beautiful than Nature -- Lacock Abbey -- Seeking the Impossible -- The Heliograph -- The Melancholy Artist -- Fixing the Image -- The Latticed Window, August 1835 -- The Magic Cabinet -- The Most Wonderful Discovery Ever Made -- From Today, Painting is Dead -- Photogenic Drawing
Control code
20105186
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 306 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250009708
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013025241
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Capturing the light : the birth of photography, a true story of genius and rivalry, Roger Watson and Helen Rappaport
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 278-295) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: My First Daguerreotype -- The Locked Treasure Room -- Shadowgrams -- The Box of Wonders -- An Inheritance -- The Panorama -- An Innate Love of Knowledge -- More Beautiful than Nature -- Lacock Abbey -- Seeking the Impossible -- The Heliograph -- The Melancholy Artist -- Fixing the Image -- The Latticed Window, August 1835 -- The Magic Cabinet -- The Most Wonderful Discovery Ever Made -- From Today, Painting is Dead -- Photogenic Drawing
Control code
20105186
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 306 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250009708
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013025241
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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