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Fox Talbot : An Illustrated Life of William Henry Fox Talbot, 'Father ofModern Photography', 1800 -1877 - John Hannavy

Fox Talbot

An Illustrated Life of William Henry Fox Talbot, 'Father ofModern Photography', 1800 -1877

Paperback Published: 1st July 1997
ISBN: 9780747803515
Number Of Pages: 48

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William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877) is universally recognised as the father of modern photography. His 'calotype' or 'Talbotype' process was the first working photographic process to use the now familiar format of negative and positive. He was an ambitious man and was often described by his college tutors as a genius. His interest spread far beyond the confines of photography and it was as a mathematician that he was awarded first Membership and then Fellowship of the Royal Society before the age of thirty-three. He was an accomplished astronomer, a keen archaeologist and a fluent master of Greek and Hebrew. He patented pioneering ideas for internal combustion engines as early as 1840 and through his life was at the forefront of progressive scientific thinking in England. About the author Professor John Hannavy is Head of Art and Design at Bolton Institute and has been collecting, researching and writing about the history of photography for over twenty-five years. Other titles for Shire by this author are: The English Seaside in Victorian and Edwardian Times (see above) Victorian Photographers at Work (see below).

Early genius; Research on photography; Engines; Patents and problems; Photoglyphic Engraving; Last years; Principal events of Fox Talbot's life; Where to find out about Fox Talbot; Bibliography

ISBN: 9780747803515
ISBN-10: 074780351X
Series: Shire Library
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 1st July 1997
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 15.0  x 0.5
Weight (kg): 0.11
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition