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Fotografie und museales Wissen
Photography and Museological Knowledge: William Henry Fox Talbot, Antiquity, and the Absence of Photography

William Henry Fox Talbot, das Altertum und die Absenz der Fotografie

William Henry Fox Talbot (1800–1877) is best known as an early inventor of photographic processes. For the first time, based on extensive new sources, this study examines Talbot's inventions in the context of his entire oeuvre. This makes possible new interpretations of his photographs, which the author views primarily as an instrument for his diverse scientific interests, and thus as part of a broader epistemic conception.


"[...] vorbildlich recherchiertes, gut lesbares und präzise illustriertes Buch, das zu gleichen Teilen seinen Beitrag zur Fotografie- wie zur Kultur- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte leistet [...]"
Michael Wedel in: MEDIENwissenschaft 04/2016
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Audience: Art and photography historians, museum researchers and archeologists