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The public was shocked by the subject; it was felt to be poor taste to represent so
painful a scene. Though such criticism no longer seems valid, we should not
ignore it as Victorian sentimentality. Far more painful subjects were painted in
In 1859 Charles Piazzi Smyth, Astronomer Royal for Scotland, during a visit to
Russia made stereoscopic negatives: a modern print from a street scene in
Novgorod is astounding in its directness, sense of presence, and image quality.
picture allowed more or less light to shine through the filters; viewed from a
normal reading distance the primary colors so modulated blended to form
combinations reproducing the colors of the original scene. In 1903 the same
principle was ...
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Newhall's history is a broad essay written with a firmly modernist point of view. Newhall's concern is art photography, or at least, as he told me, "...why write about photography that is not ... Read full review