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    DescriptionIn a work of spectacular imagination and remarkable synthesis, Robert Crawford celebrates St Andrews, the first town in the English-speaking world to have its people, buildings and natural environment thoroughly documented through photography. The Beginning and the End of the World tells the stories of several pioneering Scottish photographers. Yet it also places them within the extraordinary intellectual life of an eccentric society rich in sometimes apocalyptically-minded Victorian inventors and authors whose work has had an international impact.


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    Title
    The Beginning and the End of the World
    Subtitle
    St. Andrews, Scandal, and the Birth of Photography
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Crawford
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 612 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781841589800
    ISBN 10: 1841589802
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: PHO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.4
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: WQH
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AJB
    Libri: I-HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15870
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKSH
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: PHO010000
    DC22: 941.29
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKSH
    DC22: 770.922411
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: DA890.S2 C73 2011
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: AJCD, WQH
    Illustrations note
    b&w illustrations
    Publisher
    Birlinn General
    Imprint name
    BIRLINN LTD
    Publication date
    06 June 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Edinburgh
    Author Information
    Robert Crawford is Professor of Modern Scottish Literature at St Andrews University. He received his MA from Glasgow University and his DPhil from Oxford. He is a founding Fellow of the English Association and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He has taught at the universities of Oxford and Glasgow, and has been at St Andrews since 1989.
    Review quote
    “The kind of intellectually fleet-footed work only a poet and critic could produce.”  —Scotland on Sunday