Cyanotypes

$137.50


At the dawn of the Victorian era, Anna Atkins embarked on a radical experiment to document botanical species using a completely new artistic medium. The inimitable cyanotype photograms of algae and ferns she created were made into the first books to feature photographic images. Striking yet ethereal, these albums are a perfect synthesis of art and science. Over 550 cyanotype impressions are accompanied by a series of introductory essays from Peter Walther, placing Atkinsโ€™ work in its scientific and art-historical contexts and paying rightful tribute to the groundbreaking contributions of this female pioneer. ย