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

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Abrams Books for Young Readers,
Pub. Date:
2019.
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English
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A gorgeous picture book biography of botanist and photographer Anna Atkins--the first person to ever publish a book of photography 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. Weaving together histories of women, science, and art, The Bluest of Blues will inspire young readers to embark on their own journeys of discovery and creativity.
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9781419725517
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subject_facet Atkins, Anna, -- 1799-1871, Atkins, Anna, -- 1799-1871 -- Juvenile literature, Women -- Biography, Women botanists, Women botanists -- England -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Women photographers, Women photographers -- England -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
title_display The bluest of blues : Anna Atkins and the first book of photographs
title_full The bluest of blues : Anna Atkins and the first book of photographs / by Fiona Robinson
title_short The bluest of blues :
title_sub Anna Atkins and the first book of photographs
topic_facet Atkins, Anna, Women, Women botanists, Women photographers