Mirjam Brusius
Mirjam Brusius is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University.
Brusius, Mirjam
Brusius, Mirjam
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Description: William Henry Fox Talbot: Beyond Photography
ON May 19, 1854, Edward Hawkins, keeper of the Department of Antiquities at the British Museum, received a letter containing the following lines:
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Mirjam Brusius (Editor), Katrina Dean (Editor), Chitra Ramalingam (Editor)
PublisherYale Center for British Art
PublisherPaul Mellon Centre
Related print edition pages: pp.219-244
Description: William Henry Fox Talbot: Beyond Photography
WRITERS on photography, from its earliest commentators to its twenty-first-century critics, have long wrestled with how the new medium’s origins in experimental science shape its relationship to the traditional representational arts. Does photography belong within an integrated history of pictorial traditions, or does its status as an automatic recording technique place it somehow outside of...
Author
Mirjam Brusius (Editor), Katrina Dean (Editor), Chitra Ramalingam (Editor)
PublisherYale Center for British Art
PublisherPaul Mellon Centre
Related print edition pages: pp.1-24
Description: William Henry Fox Talbot: Beyond Photography
Mirjam Brusius (Editor), Katrina Dean (Editor), Chitra Ramalingam (Editor)
William Henry Fox Talbot (1800–1877) was a British pioneer in photography, yet he also embraced the wider preoccupations of the Victorian Age—a time that saw many political, social, intellectual, technical, and industrial changes. His manuscripts, now in the archive of the British Library, reveal the connections and contrasts between his photographic innovations and his investigations into optics, mathematics, botany, archaeology, and classical studies.

Drawing on Talbot’s fascinating letters, diaries, research notebooks, botanical specimens, and photographic prints, distinguished scholars from a range of disciplines—including historians of science, art, and photography—broaden our understanding of Talbot as a Victorian intellectual and a man of science.

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Author
Mirjam Brusius (Editor), Katrina Dean (Editor), Chitra Ramalingam (Editor)
Print publication date October 2013 (in print)
Print ISBN 9780300179347
EISBN 9780300263244
Illustrations 114
Print Status in print