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Capturing Nature : Early Scientific Photography at the Australian Museum 1857-1893 - Vanessa Finney

Capturing Nature

Early Scientific Photography at the Australian Museum 1857-1893

Paperback Published: 1st February 2019
ISBN: 9781742236209
Number Of Pages: 192

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The ground-breaking scientific photographs of Australian Museum curator Gerard Krefft and taxidermist Henry Barnes are revealed for the first time.

In the mid-nineteenth century, some of the earliest adopters of the revolutionary new art form of photography were scientists. Museums around the world were quick to see the huge potential for capturing fleeting moments of life, death and discovery. At the Australian Museum, curator Gerard Krefft and taxidermist Henry Barnes began to experiment with photography in the 1860s, preparing and staging their specimens - from whales and giant sunfish to lifelike lyre bird scenes and fossils - and capturing them in thousands of beautiful and arresting images.

Capturing Nature reveals this fascinating visual archive for the first time, profiling the remarkable partnership of Krefft and Barnes, their innovative work and the Australian Museum's urgent quest to become more scientific in its practices.

ISBN: 9781742236209
ISBN-10: 1742236200
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st February 2019
Publisher: NewSouth Publishing
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 26.0 x 20.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.77

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