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Specimens and Marvels: The World of William Henry Fox Talbot 
 
  
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Hardcover 
128 pages 
Aperture 
Published 2000 
  
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Published to mark the two hundredth anniversary of the birth of Britain's celebrated inventor of photography, Specimens & Marvels is drawn from the National Museum of Photography, Film, and Television (NMPFT) in Bradford, England, the world's largest collection of photographs by William Henry Fox Talbot.  
  
 
  
This unprecedented publication focuses on Talbot's ambitions for the mystical blend of science and art that he termed "photogenic drawing" (later called photography), as outlined in his classic volume The Pencil of Nature.  
  
 
  
In addition to some of the familiar icons from photography's beginnings, such as Talbot's cameraless photograms of plant forms and lace, many unseen and little-known experiments with calotypes are featured in this invaluable new volume on the life and work of Talbot.  
  
 
  
Lively and insightful texts illuminate the mid-nineteenth-century cultural milieu from which Talbot's vision for photography emerged-a vision that would permanently alter how human beings view themselves and the world. New critical perspectives shed light on Talbot's significance in the history of image-making, the illustrated book, and the history of ideas.
 
  
 
  

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William Henry Fox Talbot: Traces of Light 
  
Geoffrey Batchen; Larry J. Schaaf; & Russel Roberts
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Fox Talbot: An Illustrated Life of Willian Henry Fox Talbot, "Father of Modern Photography", 1800 -1877 (Lifelines Series) 
  
John Hannavy (Author)
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Records of the Dawn of Photography: Talbot's Notebooks P & Q 
  
Larry J. Schaaf
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First Photographs: William Henry Fox Talbot and the Birth of Photography 
  
William Henry Fox Talbot; Michael Gray; & Arthur Ollman
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Specimens and Marvels: The World of William Henry Fox Talbot 
  
William Henry Fox Talbot; Michael Gray; & Russell Roberts
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In Focus: William Fox Talbot: Photographs from the J. Paul Getty Museum 
  
William Henry Fox Talbot; Deborah Ann Gribbon; & Larry J. Schaaf (Introduction)
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The Photographic Art of William Henry Fox Talbot 
  
William Henry Fox Talbot; & Larry J. Schaaf
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Mechanisms of Image Deterioration in Early Photographs: The Sensitivity to Light of W.H.F. Talbot's Halide-fixed Images 1834-1844 
  
Mike Ware (Author)
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