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The bluest of blues : Anna Atkins and the first book of photographs  Cover Image Book Book

The bluest of blues : Anna Atkins and the first book of photographs / by Fiona Robinson.

Robinson, Fiona, 1965- (author,, illustrator.).


"After losing her mother very early in life, Anna Atkins (1799-1871) was raised by her loving father. He gave her a scientific education, which was highly unusual for women and girls in the early 19th century. Fascinated with the plant life around her, Anna became a botanist. She recorded all her findings in detailed illustrations and engravings, until the invention of cyanotype photography in 1842. Anna used this new technology in order to catalogue plant specimens--a true marriage of science and art. In 1843, Anna published the book Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions with handwritten text and cyanotype photographs. It is considered the first book of photographs ever published."

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  • ISBN: 9781419725517
  • ISBN: 1419725513
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2019.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Subject: Atkins, Anna, 1799-1871 > Juvenile literature.
Atkins, Anna, 1799-1871.
Atkins, Anna, 1799-1871.
Atkins, Anna, 1799-1871.
Women botanists > England > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Women photographers > England > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Photography > History.
Fathers and daughters.
Women botanists.
JUVENILE NONFICTION > Biography & Autobiography > Art.
JUVENILE NONFICTION > Biography & Autobiography > Science & Technology.
JUVENILE NONFICTION > Biography & Autobiography > Women.
Women botanists.
Women photographers.
Women botanists > England > Biography.
Women photographers > England > Biography.
Genre: Nonfiction.
Juvenile works.

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Homer Public Library JB ATKINS (Text) 000162801 Children's Library -- Biography Available -

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