Maxwell, Sutton and the birth of color photography : a binocular study
- Jordi Cat.
- First edition.
- New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
- Copyright notice
- Physical description
- xiv, 165 pages : ill. ; 23 cm.
- Palgrave pivot.
- Cat, Jordi, author.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 148-157) and index.
- 1. Introduction: shared media, differing projects and projections 2. Enter Maxwell 3. Photographic illustrations 4. What objectivity? Whose objectivity? Automatic objectivity is social and scientific 5. Photography organized and scientific: from amateurs to professionals 6. Photography as instrument and profession: Art versus science 7. Photographic collaborations: two more cases 8. Maxwell's pictorial and photographic background 9. Methodology of experimental inaction 10. Enter Sutton 11. The place of collaboration and chemistry between men 12. Technologies of projection and color: Different problems and images. Color and truth. 13. A Tale of two experiments: From professional to cognitive autonomy 14. Photographic consequences 15. Conclusion.
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- Publisher's Summary
- The 1861 collaboration between physicist James Clerk Maxwell and photographer Thomas Sutton was a landmark episode in the history of optics and photography, resulting in the famous "Tartan ribbon" image: the first permanent color photograph in history. This focused and incisive study from Maxwell scholar Jordi Cat reassesses this partnership, situating it within the histories of objectivity, experiment, and collaboration. Cat reveals that Maxwell and Sutton were closer to true partners than has commonly been assumed, and shows how their experiments illuminate the role of Victorian technology, representational practices, and modes of participation in Maxwell's natural philosophy.
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- 9781137338303 (hbk.)
- 113733830X (hbk.)
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