Scottish Photography

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2015-10-30
  • Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Ltd
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  • This is the first comprehensive and multi-illustrated book on the subject
  • Makes extensive use of the archive of historic instruments (cameras etc) and photographs held by National Museums Scotland, and photographs from the National Galleries of Scotland

Scottish Photography discusses the sympathetic relationship between art, science and technology in Scotland which, around 1840, laid a fertile groundwork for photography to flourish, including the camera obscura and the panorama.

It looks at the professional daguerrotypists, those in the cities and those who traveled around, and at calotypists including DO Hill, Robert Adamson and Miss Mann. It goes on to examine professional photographers from about 1851, including James Ross and John Thomson, James Valentine and George Washington Wilson and discusses photographic societies, and Julia Margaret Cameron's encounter with Scotland; while another chapter looks at more radical photographers such as Thomas Annan in Glasgow and William Carrick in Russia, and the visit to Edinburgh of the controversial Oscar Rejlander, while the last two chapters look at photographers visiting Europe and the Near East and those who went further afield in the service of the Empire.

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