Fox Talbot and the Invention of Photography.

Photographs by William Fox Talbot. Written by Gail Buckland.
David R. Godine, Boston, 1980. 216 pp., 10½x11".

Talbot, accomplished scientist, mathematician, botanist, Orientalist, entomologist, and member of Parliament, was also the inventor of the negative/positive photographic process, creator of color-tinted photos, discoverer of the latent image, inventor of half-tone reproduction and author of the first book illustrated with photographs. An exquisitely produced book containing much new information on Talbot, along with reproducing much of Talbot's correspondence and writings about photography. Many of the plates are toned to simulate the colors of the original tinting.

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