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The Chemistry of Light and Photography in their Application to Art, Science, and Industry

The Chemistry of Light and Photography in their Application to Art, Science, and Industry


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  • Date Published: May 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108026628

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  • First published in 1875, this book describes the history and science of photography, with an emphasis on the practical processes involved and their relation to the physical and chemical properties of light. Hermann Vogel (1834–1898), who pioneered the technology for colour photography, was Professor of Photography at the Royal Industrial Academy of Berlin. Here he explains the science of photography simply and concisely for a popular readership. The book has 100 illustrations, including both woodcuts and 'specimens of the latest discoveries in photography', intended to demonstrate the value of the technology to society. It traces the history of photography from its beginnings in experiments conducted by Davy and Wedgwood and the invention of the Daguerreotype to the most recent developments of Vogel's day. It was regarded as the most comprehensive guide to photography then available, and ran to several editions. This reissue is of the fourth edition of 1883.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108026628
    • length: 302 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.39kg
    • contains: 99 b/w illus. 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Development of our photo-chemical knowldge
    2. The daguerreotype
    3. Paper photography and the Lichtpaus, or New Talbot Process
    4. The development of modern photography
    5. The negative process
    6. The positive process
    7. Light as a chemical agent
    8. Chemical effect of different sources of light
    9. On the refraction of light
    10. Photographic optical apparatus
    11. The chemical effects of light
    12. On the correctness of photographs
    13. Light, shade, and perspective
    14. The applications of photography
    15. Photography with chromium compounds
    16. Photography with iron, uranium, and copper compounds
    17. The change of glass under the influence of light
    18. Photography in natural colours
    19. Photography as a subject to be taught in art and industrial schools

  • Author

    Hermann Vogel

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