The Bluest of Blues

The Bluest of Blues

Anna Atkins and the First Book of Photographs

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"After losing her mother very early in life, Anna Atkins (1799-1871) was raised by her loving father. He gave her a scientific education, which was highly unusual for women and girls in the early 19th century. Fascinated with the plant life around her, Anna became a botanist. She recorded all her findings in detailed illustrations and engravings, until the invention of cyanotype photography in 1842. Anna used this new technology in order to catalogue plant specimens--a true marriage of science and art. In 1843, Anna published the book Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions with handwritten text and cyanotype photographs. It is considered the first book of photographs ever published."--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2019
ISBN: 9781419725517
1419725513
Branch Call Number: 92 At52r 2019 CHILD
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm

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