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Maxwell, Sutton, and the Birth of Color Photography

A Binocular Study

Authors: Cat, J.

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This focused and incisive study reassesses the historic collaboration between James Clerk Maxwell and Thomas Sutton. It reveals that Maxwell and Sutton were closer to true partners than has commonly been assumed, and shows how their experiments illuminate the role of technology, representation, and participation in Maxwell's natural philosophy.

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Jordi Cat is Associate Professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at Indiana University, USA. He is the co-author of Otto Neurath: Philosophy Between Science and Politics (1996), and the author of the forthcoming monographs Master and Designer of Fields: James Clerk Maxwell and Constructive, Connective, Conventionalist, and Concrete Natural Philosophy and Physics Beyond Laws and Theories: The Limits of Unity, Universality, and Precision.

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"...this 'Palgrave Pivot' volume offers a fascinating look at a little-known subject..." - CHOICE

"This book is a fascinating and important contribution to the vast literature on Maxwell, elegantly situating him in the context of Victorian visual cultures. It pursues issues such as the professionalization of photography, its role and status in the 1860s, the types of cooperation between scientists and photographers such as Thomas Sutton, who is also portrayed vividly and in fine historiographic symmetry to Maxwell. It also delves deeply into the modes of visual (re)presentation pursued by these actors, including three-color projection techniques, stereoscopy, and experimental forms of color photography." - Klaus Hentschel, Professor, Department of History, University of Stuttgart, Germany and author of Mapping the Spectrum

"This book is critically important for the history of science, the history of photography and to our knowledge of nineteenth century visual culture. Beautifully written, it sheds a completely new light on the invention of colour photography and in an account that is both intelligent and readable. The story of the collaboration of physicist James Clerk Maxwell and photographer Thomas Sutton is, in Jordi Cat's hands, an important contribution to our understanding of the Victorian science and the evidential value scientific photography." - Marta Braun, author of Picturing Time: The Work of Etienne Jules Marey 1830-1904 and Eadweard Muybridge


Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Maxwell, Sutton, and the Birth of Color Photography
Book Subtitle
A Binocular Study
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-33831-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137338310
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-33830-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46401-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 165
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