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Anna Atkins:botanist and photographer

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Anna Atkins:botanist and photographer

Postby *jj* » Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:08 pm

Google Doodle celebrates 216th birthday of botanist who produced first photographic book

the British scientist whose use of cyanotypes in botanical books was a first for scientific publishing, and for photography

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/an ... 09935.html

and
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Atkins

and
http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/art ... 1799-1871/
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Re: Anna Atkins:botanist and photographer

Postby Helix » Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:26 pm

I'd never heard of Anna Atkins. Thanks, jj!
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Re: Anna Atkins:botanist and photographer

Postby roughbarked » Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:05 am

Helix wrote:I'd never heard of Anna Atkins. Thanks, jj!

Ditto. Thanks muchly, jj.
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Re: Anna Atkins:botanist and photographer

Postby *jj* » Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:29 am

There was an artist doing a similar thing with scanning, it would have been about 15 or more years ago, and she referred to Anna's work ... saw herself as following in Anna's footsteps, so to speak.

Now, of course, I have forgotten HER name.

Her scans were beautiful, some robust looking images and others almost ethereal.

The Weekend Magazine of The AGE did a three or four page spread on it, iirc.
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Re: Anna Atkins:botanist and photographer

Postby roughbarked » Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:47 am

This may be an interesting read. What I have read of it so far by finding mentions of Anna Atkins in the text have been.
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Re: Anna Atkins:botanist and photographer

Postby roughbarked » Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:06 am

*jj* wrote:There was an artist doing a similar thing with scanning, it would have been about 15 or more years ago, and she referred to Anna's work ... saw herself as following in Anna's footsteps, so to speak.

Now, of course, I have forgotten HER name.

Her scans were beautiful, some robust looking images and others almost ethereal.

The Weekend Magazine of The AGE did a three or four page spread on it, iirc.

This what you are lookiing for?
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Re: Anna Atkins:botanist and photographer

Postby Helix » Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:25 am

*jj* wrote:There was an artist doing a similar thing with scanning, it would have been about 15 or more years ago, and she referred to Anna's work ... saw herself as following in Anna's footsteps, so to speak.

Now, of course, I have forgotten HER name.

Her scans were beautiful, some robust looking images and others almost ethereal.

The Weekend Magazine of The AGE did a three or four page spread on it, iirc.



Josie Iselin? She's worked with seaweeds, although she uses a scanner rather than cyanotypes.
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Re: Anna Atkins:botanist and photographer

Postby justjj » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:46 am

might just chuck this in here :)

Someone I've never heard of before.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmy_Noether

Features on google's page.
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Re: Anna Atkins:botanist and photographer

Postby roughbarked » Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:49 am

justjj wrote:might just chuck this in here :)

Someone I've never heard of before.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmy_Noether

Features on google's page.


Certainly accomplished quite a lot in one lifetime.
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Re: Anna Atkins:botanist and photographer

Postby ms spock » Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:57 pm

justjj wrote:might just chuck this in here :)

Someone I've never heard of before.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmy_Noether

Features on google's page.


I hadn't heard of her either until I saw her on the google page jj.
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