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Simpson, Roddy

The photography of Victorian Scotland / Roddy Simpson.

Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2012.
Physical Description:
xii, 209 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Reference Library
TR61 .S467 2012 (LC)
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-200) and index.
Subject Terms:
Photography -- Scotland -- History -- 19th century.

  • Origins of Scottish photography: pioneering activities in St Andrews and Edinburgh
  • David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson: the 'partnership of genius' and the first art photography
  • Photography for the few: the activities of the enthusiastic and artistic amateurs
  • Photography in demand: the work of the increasing number of professional photographers to meet public demand
  • Scots abroad: the achievements of Scottish photographers around the world
  • Tourists and travellers: images of Scotland produced for the growing tourist market and photographs taken by visitors
  • Recording social conditions and industrial change: photographs of what was being lost and what was replacing it
  • Photography as art: looking at the images and the arguments
  • Populist activity and pictorialism: popular involvement with cheap and mass produced cameras and photographers with artistic aspirations
  • Scotland's enduring photographic legacy.