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Austria

Overview page. Subjects: Photography and Photographs.

The country's principal contributions to the history of photography were made in the 19th and early 20th centuries, after which, for a long time, it became something of a backwater. ...

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collotype

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A photomechanical technique related to the cliché-verre and the lithograph. A surface (usually heavy plate glass) is coated with light-sensitive gelatine and exposed to light under a...

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garden and plant photography

Overview page. Subjects: Photography and Photographs.

Garden photography has emerged relatively recently as a specialist genre, to satisfy a lively market in garden‐related books and magazines. However, photographers of all kinds have...

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heliogravure

Overview page. Subjects: Photography and Photographs — Bibliography.

A method of engraving by means of the action of light on a sensitized surface; hence an engraved plate, or an engraving, thus obtained. See also photogravure.

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identification of early photographic processes

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There are four stages in identifying photographs. A general inspection by reflected light notes the support materials, image colour, and signs of damage or deterioration. In silver prints,...

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James Craig Annan

Overview page. Subjects: Photography and Photographs.

(1864–1946), Scottish photographer, son of Thomas, and at the turn of the 19th century an international figure in photography's battle for recognition as an art in its own right. His work...

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map

Overview page. Subjects: History.

The Ionian Greeks produced the first maps in the classical tradition (Eratosthenes attributed the first map to Anaximander); the one shown to Cleomenes I of Sparta by Aristagoras of Miletus...

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Peter Henry Emerson

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(1856–1936), British photographer and theorist, born in Cuba and raised in Delaware and England. He read medicine and natural science at Cambridge, and took up photography in 1882. He...

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photoglyphic engraving

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A term coined by Henry Talbot (1858) to described his photo‐etching process (patented 1852 and 1858), using dichromated gelatin as an etching resist on a plain copper or steel‐faced plate....

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photomechanical printing; photoengraving; process engraving

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Following its invention in the 19th century, photography was used not only to make photographs but as an intermediate step in the production of printing surfaces, primarily for relief...

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