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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
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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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"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"--
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Capturing the light
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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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  • 770.92/242
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TR140.D3
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W38 2013
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non fiction
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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, Roger Watson and Helen Rappaport
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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
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pages cm
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9781250009708
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(hardcover)
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2013025241

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