Talbot, William Henry Fox - The Photographic Art of William Henry Fox Talbot as new in seal
William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877) is best remembered as the scientist who invented photography. Others had tried recording the images projected by a lens, but Talbot was the first to grasp the physical basis for realizing this dream and to conceive of a practical means for fixing these ephemeral images permanently onto a sheet of paper. But Talbot's considerable technical achievements have often overshadowed his growth as an artist. Larry Schaaf examines this artistic growth by bringing together for the first time high quality reproductions of one hundred photographs representing the full sweep of Talbot's work. These beautiful images are not only records of scientific triumphs, but also the evidence of the first steps in shaping a totally new type of vision.
hardcover : 2000 pages
Dimensions : 25 x 33.5 x 3.5 cm
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Language: : English
isbn : 9780691050003