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The Pencil of nature [electronic resource (video)] / HTV West (Firm)

Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm) (Added Author). Films Media Group (Added Author). HTV West (Firm) (Added Author).

Summary:

The wonderful invention of Daguerre and Fox Talbot fascinated the Victorians as a new art form and a new way of looking at the world. This program follows the technical and esthetic strides made by the early, often amateur, practitioners. Material is drawn from the British Royal Archives at Windsor Castle; The Royal Institution of South Wales, Swansea; from the early photographic societies; The Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, Bath; Norwich Photographic Society; and from the first museum to embrace the new medium, The Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 streaming video file (26 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2005], c1989.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Sept. 19, 2005.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Formatted Contents Note:
New Art of Photogenic Drawing (3:53) -- Daguerrotype (2:16) -- First Photographic Subjects (2:40) -- Photography, Art, and Science (2:21) -- Early Portraits (2:05) -- Photographing the Royal Family (3:09) -- Great Exhibition of 1851 (4:54) -- Victoria and Albert Museum (3:49)
Restrictions on Access Note:
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Summary, etc.:
The wonderful invention of Daguerre and Fox Talbot fascinated the Victorians as a new art form and a new way of looking at the world. This program follows the technical and esthetic strides made by the early, often amateur, practitioners. Material is drawn from the British Royal Archives at Windsor Castle; The Royal Institution of South Wales, Swansea; from the early photographic societies; The Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, Bath; Norwich Photographic Society; and from the first museum to embrace the new medium, The Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Source of Description Note:
Title from distributor's description.
Subject: Photography > History
Photography, Artistic
Genre: Educational films.
Internet videos.
Videorecording.

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