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Schaaf, Larry J. (Larry John) 1947-

Overview
Works: 106 works in 299 publications in 2 languages and 4,675 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Biography  Records and correspondence  Catalogues raisonnés 
Roles: Author, Other, Contributor, wat, Author of introduction, Creator, win
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Most widely held works about Larry J Schaaf
 
Most widely held works by Larry J Schaaf
The photographic art of William Henry Fox Talbot by Larry J Schaaf( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawn from public and private collections throughout the world, the one hundred color plates are reproduced in the actual size of the originals and in all the subtle hues that comprised Talbot's early work. While a number of Talbot's most famous images are included, many of the photographs are little known and are reproduced in this volume for the first time. They range from Talbot's Lilliputian pre-1839 negatives (made in "mouse trap" cameras) through botanical photograms to mid-1840s calotypes that demonstrate a sure command of the new art. Each plate is discussed in detail, drawing on important new research the author has conducted in preparation for a catalogue raisonne of Talbot's life's work in photography."--Jacket
Out of the shadows : Herschel, Talbot & the invention of photography by Larry J Schaaf( Book )

12 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over het werk van de twee Britse grondleggers van de fotografie
Paul Martin : Victorian photographer by Roy Flukinger( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Impressed by light : British photographs from paper negatives, 1840-1860 by Roger Taylor( Book )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This richly illustrated book tells the first full history of the calotype, embedding it in the social context that crucially formed it: Britain's changing fortunes, intricate class structure, ever-growing industrialization, and new spirit under Queen Victoria. Of the 118 early photographs presented here in meticulously printed plates, many have never before been published or exhibited. And the histories of 500 calotypists, most previously unknown, are detailed in the volume's biographical dictionary, a valuable work of far-reaching scholarship the further demonstrates the major role played by the paper negative in mid-nineteenth-century Britain."--Jacket
Sun gardens : Victorian photograms by Anna Atkins( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracings of light : Sir John Herschel & the camera lucida : drawings from the Graham Nash collection by Larry J Schaaf( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Records of the dawn of photography : Talbot's notebooks P & Q by Larry J Schaaf( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first publication of the two most important notebooks created by William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-77), the inventor of negative/positive photography. Henry Talbot preserved the eighteenth century tradition of the gentleman amateur scientist in the face of increasing professionalization of science and technology in the nineteenth century. He had great powers of imagination and often conceived of things well beyond his present ability to execute. Notebooks P and Q span the period from the first public announcement of photography in 1839 through the 1843 plateau of Talbot's researches. They record both his false starts and his triumphs. While the emphasis is on the new art of photography, there is substantial reference to chemistry, electricity, light, optics and railroad motive power. The notebook pages are reproduced in full, preserving the tempo and organization of Talbot's thoughts, and keeping his sketches in context. A full expanded transcription decodes Talbot's sometimes difficult hand and abbreviations. Extensive notes and scholarly apparatus interpret and establish the context of Talbot's work."--Jacket
Hikari no jinen = Nature of light by Hiroshi Sugimoto( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of photographs that pay homage to the work of photography pioneer William Henry Fox Talbot. Titled "Photogenic Drawing", these photographs were printed from paper negatives produced by Talbot 170 years ago. Sugimoto has effectively played variations on the original scores provided by Talbot's negatives, transferring to a different medium images that would otherwise disappear and be lost to obscurity. "Lightening Fields "are prints in which the light is burned in directly by applying electrical current to the film. The inspiration for this technique comes from "aborted discharge" experiments by Talbot. To create "Lightning Fields", Sugimoto ran electric current directly over the film and printed the results. This series is also related to Talbot since it recalls the experiments that he carried out - and eventually discontinued - with electrical discharge in his work as a scientist
Selected correspondence of William Henry Fox Talbot, 1823-1874 : drawn from the Talbot collection of the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television by William Henry Fox Talbot( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Henry Fox Talbot and the promise of photography by Dan Leers( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication serves as a primer on the work of William Henry Fox Talbot, a true interdisciplinary innovator who drew on his knowledge of art, botany, chemistry and optics to become one of the inventors of photography in 1839. Talbot's 'photogenic drawings' (photograms), calotypes and salted paper prints are some of the first-ever examples of images captured on paper. This book brings together more than 30 photographs by Talbot that demonstrate his wide-ranging interests, including nature, still-life, portraiture, architecture and landscape. Some of these images are previously unpublished. Through thematic groupings elucidated by noted Talbot scholar Larry Schaaf, the book reveals the photographer's early striving to test the boundaries of his medium at a historic moment when art and science intersected. With its luminous reproductions of Talbot's fragile works, this publication demonstrates that, in its earliest days, photography required a form of magic-making and innovation that continues to inspire people today. Exhibition: Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, United States (18.11.2017 - 11.02.2018)
The pencil of nature by William Henry Fox Talbot( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published as a serial between 1844 and 1846, The Pencil of Nature was the first book to be illustrated entirely with photographs. Early enthusiast William Henry Fox Talbot hoped to spur public interest in photography but was forced to cease publication after just six installments. In its time, the serial was not a commercial success; however, more than 165 years later, it is recognized as a major contribution to the history of photography. Indeed, it has been said that the importance of this book is comparable to that of the Gutenberg Bible in the history of printing. In 1840 Fox Talbot invented the Calotype process—the precursor to film cameras—transforming everyday subjects into works of art. His twenty-four resulting prints, which include architectural studies, local landscapes, still lifes, close-ups, and even a carefully executed portrait, remain strikingly modern and quietly beautiful. The Pencil of Nature has been published in several different incarnations, yet this edition is the first to have been reproduced from the original plates held in England’s National Media Museum, each page of the original work published here as Fox Talbot had intended. A 44-page illustrated introduction by Colin Harding gives shape to Fox Talbot’s life and times, how he became interested in the notion of a “photogenic drawing” process, how he invented the Calotype, and how he conceived of The Pencil of Nature—the means by which he could show the art of photography to the world for the first time in a book. This is an essential volume for historians, photographers, and anyone interested in the development of photography
Sun pictures by Jr. (Firm) Hans P. Kraus( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sun pictures by Jr. (Firm) Hans P. Kraus( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sun pictures by Jr. (Firm) Hans P. Kraus( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sun pictures by Jr. (Firm) Hans P. Kraus( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sun pictures : the Harold White Collection of works by William Henry Fox Talbot by Jr. (Firm) Hans P. Kraus( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sun pictures by Jr. (Firm) Hans P. Kraus( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sun pictures by Jr. (Firm) Hans P. Kraus( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sun pictures by Jr. (Firm) Hans P. Kraus( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sun pictures by Jr. (Firm) Hans P. Kraus( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The photographic art of William Henry Fox Talbot
Alternative Names
Schaaf, Larry.

Schaaf, Larry 1947-

Schaaf, Larry J.

Schaaf, Larry John

Schaaf, Larry John 1947-

Languages
English (136)

Japanese (1)

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Impressed by light : British photographs from paper negatives, 1840-1860Records of the dawn of photography : Talbot's notebooks P & QSelected correspondence of William Henry Fox Talbot, 1823-1874 : drawn from the Talbot collection of the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television