Fox Talbot

Fox Talbot : An Illustrated Life of Willian Henry Fox Talbot, 'Father of Modern Photography', 1800 -1877

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Fox Talbot 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 negatives and positives. He was an ambitious man but his interests 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 archaeologists and a fluent master of Greek and Hebrew. He patented pioneering ideas for internal combustion engines and as early as 1840 and through his life was at the forefront of progressive scientific thinking in England.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 147.32 x 205.74 x 5.08mm | 136.08g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 3rd New edition
  • 074780351X
  • 9780747803515
  • 1,817,309

Table of contents

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
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About John Hannavy

John Hannavy, Professor in Art and Design at Bolton Institute, is a well-known photographer, and well-known photographer, and a writer and broadcaster on the history of photography.
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