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The Mechanical Eye in Australia 1841-1900

The Mechanical Eye in Australia is a unique book about the history of early Australian photography, from the first recorded photograph of 1841 to 1900, when the availability of pocket cameras put photography within the reach of all Australians.
The book is in very good condition with only slight scuffing on the corners. It has a tight spine and has been covered in a plastic non adhesive cover to protect the dust jacket.

Title: The Mechanical Eye In Australia: Photography.

Publisher: Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1985

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included


Illustrations drawn from collections throughout Australia - many of them never before published - illustrate the changing technology of photography, from the early daguerreotypes, through the vast variety of methods used in the 19th century, to dry-plate photography. The photographers represented include Charles Bayliss, Beaufoy Merlin and Freeman Brothers, and less well known ones such as the amateur Louisa How.


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