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Title Anna Atkins : blue prints / with texts by Rolf Sachsse ; concept by Marion Blomeyer ; [translation into English, Russell Stockman].

Publication Info. Munich : Hirmer, [2021]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    778.934 Atkins,A ANN    DUE 12-19-23 OFF CAMPUS
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Description 69 pages : color illustrations, portrait ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary The English illustrator Anna Atkins (1799-1871) was an early innovator in the history of photography. For the publication of her collections of plant photography, she used the latest technology, the recently invented cyanotype. In 1843, she used the process to create the first book to be illustrated with photographs in history, with images of breathtaking beauty and originality which often look like modern art. At first, Atkins worked for and with her father, the zoologist John George Children; later she chose the objects for her scientific compositions herself: algae and ferns. Atkins placed them on light-sensitive paper that turned dark blue in water after being developed, with the exception of the places that had been covered by the plants. Initially alone, and then with her friend Anne Dixon, she produced well over 10,000 copies of her astonishingly delicate, deeply hued photograms and assembled them in several books like albums.
Language Translated from the original German.
Subject Atkins, Anna, 1799-1871.
Cyanotypes -- History -- 19th century.
Photography of plants.
Algae -- Pictorial works.
Plants -- Pictorial works.
Genre/Form Photobooks.
Added Author Atkins, Anna, 1799-1871. Photographs. Selections.
Sachsse, Rolf, writer of supplementary textual content.
Blomeyer, Marion, contributor.
Stockman, Russell, translator.
Added Title Blue prints
ISBN 9783777438283 (English edition ; hardbound)
3777438286 (English edition ; hardbound)

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