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Title Gabriel Lippmann's colour photography : science, media, museums / edited by Hanin Hannouch
Published Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2022]


Description 1 online resource (313 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits
Contents Gabriel Lippmann's colour photography: a critical introduction / Hanin Hannouch -- Part I. The science of colour photography and the colour photography of science. How Lippmann froze light and passed it around for others to taste / William R. Alschuler -- Lippmann's interferential colour photography: a juncture between the histories of spectroscopy and photography / Klaus Hentschel -- Colour under the microscope: Santiago Ramón y Cajal does 'histology' on Lippmann heliochromes / Lazaros C. Triarhou and Manuel del Cerro -- Lost in description: the misunderstanding of Frederic Ives (1856-1937) and the experiments of his son Herbert (1882-1953) on Lippmann's interference photography / Susan Gamble -- Part II. Media history, aesthetics, and culture. Lippmann photography and the problems of media historiography / Jens Schröter -- Richard Neuhauss's stuffed parrot: interferential colour photography, taxidermy, and projection / Hanin Hannouch -- Brilliant! Enthusiasm for the aesthetic qualities of Lippmann's interferential photography / Elizabeth Cronin -- From Maxwell to Mercury: the cultural history of Gabriel Lippmann's colour photography / Rolf Sachsse -- Part III. Contemporary reception and future trajectories. Materiality, identification, and conservation of Lippmann plates / Jens Gold -- Exhibiting Gabriel Lippmann: a collaborative challenge / Pauline Martin and Carole Sandrin -- Modern Lippmann photography / Hans I. Bjelkhagen -- "It's not just a picture, it's a magical object": interview with contemporary Lippmann photographer Filipe Alves / Hanin Hannouch -- Afterword: Building bridges over standing waves / Nathalie Boulouch
Summary Physicist Gabriel Lippmann's (1845-1921) photographic process is one of the oldest methods for producing colour photographs. So why do the achievements of this 1908 Nobel laureate remain mostly unknown outside niche circles? Using the centenary of Lippmann's death as an opportunity to reflect upon his scientific, photographic, and cultural legacy, this book is the first to explore his interferential colour photography. Initially disclosed in 1891, the emergence of this medium is considered here through three shaping forces: science, media, and museums. A group of international scholars reassess Lippmann's reception in the field of the history of science, where he is most recognised, by going well beyond his circles in France and delving into the complexity of his colour photography as a medium that challenges various historiographies. Moreover, they focus on the interferential plate as a material object in need of both preservation and exhibition, one that continues to fascinate contemporary analogue photographers. This volume allows readers to get to know Lippmann, grasp the interdisciplinary complexity of his colourful work, and ultimately expand his place in the history of photography
Analysis Gabriel Lippmann, Colour Photography, Media Archaeology, History of Science, Museum Collections
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 01, 2022)
Subject Lippmann, M. (Gabriel), 1845-1921.
Lippmann, M. (Gabriel), 1845-1921
Color photography -- Processing -- History
Physicists -- France -- Biography
Individual photographers.
Photographic equipment and techniques.
Media studies.
Photography / History.
Color photography -- Processing
Photographic equipment and techniques: general.
Media studies.
Applied optics.
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Hannouch, Hanin, editor
ISBN 9789048554010
Other Titles Gabriel Lippmann's color photography