Chapter ID: CBB000079582

The eye as inscription device in the 1870s: Optograms, cameras, and the photochemistry of vision (1997)


Description On the creation of, and the meanings attached to, “optography” in the 1870s, especially the work of Franz Boll and Willy Kühne.

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Authors & Contributors
Turner, R. Steven
Doria, Corinne
Gemma Almond-Brown
Wheatstone, Charles
Wade, Nicholas J.
Stephens, Lester D.
Annals of Science: The History of Science and Technology
Revue d'Histoire des Sciences
Osiris: A Research Journal Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
NTM: Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften, Technik und Medizin
Journal of the Early Republic
Princeton University Press
MIT Press
Manchester University Press
Vision disorders
Medical technology
Visual perception
Hering, Ewald
Helmholtz, Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von
Young, Thomas
Wheatstone, Charles
Schopenhauer, Arthur
Maxwell, James Clerk
Time Periods
19th century
United States

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