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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780747803515
ISBN-10: 074780351X
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 150mm x 5mm)
Pages: 48
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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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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