On Site: Writing with Light

Marvullo, Joe
March 1984
Archaeology;Mar/Apr84, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p64
Discusses the history of photography, which in Greek means "to write with light". Camera obscura during the Italian Renaissance; Optical developments by the end of the sixteenth century; Fixed lenses and mirrors; Reproduction of photographic images in paintings; Schools of painting in the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries; Scientific instruments for observation and measurement.


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