The Bluest of Blues: Anna Atkins and the First Book of Photographs

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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Harry N. Abrams
Publish Date
Pages
48
Dimensions
9.1 X 12.1 X 0.4 inches | 1.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781419725517

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About the Author

Fiona Robinson is the author-illustrator of The Useful Moose: A Truthful, Moose-full Tale. Publishers Weekly praised her "flair for humor tinged with heart." Her work has been honored by the Royal Academy of Arts and been featured in many gallery shows. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.

Reviews

"An inventive look at a pioneering woman whose intellectual passions culminated in published works of beauty and scientific verisimilitude."--Kirkus Reviews
"Detailed and informative . . . A valuable biography of an early female scientist--and a rare portrait of a father-daughter collaboration."--Publishers Weekly
"Robinson's picture book biography is a loving tribute to this remarkable woman whose impressive contributions were recognized long after her passing . . . Robinson's writing has an ethereal quality to it. The beautiful blues of the pencil drawings, watercolor washes, and original cyanotypes from Atkins's collection come together on each page as an immersive experience, creating an array of blue that limns Atkins's world."--School Library Journal
"[A] beautifully illustrated biography of Anna Atkins, a nineteenthcentury botanist, artist, and early adopter of this photographic technique."--Booklist
"The beautiful blue toned illustrations of this book give it a dream-like quality . . . This book will serve as a great introduction to another wonderful woman in the science field."--School Library Connection
"The Bluest of Blues represents a win for spotlighting the significant historical contributions of a uniquely talented woman who was gifted with an imagination in tune to both the expression of artistic sensibilities and the accumulation of scientific knowledge." --New York Journal of Books
"This gives the book a dreamlike quality; Anna's world feels misty and faded. In fact, much of what we know about Anna has been lost to history . . . Her life is one worth knowing."--The New York Times Book Review