from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Daguerre, Louis Jacques Mandé 1789-1851. French artist and inventor of the daguerreotype process for obtaining positive photographic prints.

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  • n. French inventor of the first practical photographic process, the daguerreotype (1789-1851)


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  • The technology of the Diorama evolved to incorporate doubling more directly, in Daguerre's introduction of the "double effect."

    Making Visible: The Diorama, the Double and the (Gothic) Subject

  • Valley of Sarnen "in Daguerre and Bouton's opening exhibition in London, emphasized the more disturbing underside of the scene on view: on the one hand," the whole thing is nature itself ….

    Making Visible: The Diorama, the Double and the (Gothic) Subject

  • Even in Daguerre's Diorama, which in its dependence on natural light was arguably closer to the preoccupations of conventional painting, fire was a constant hazard: not only was his Paris

    Making Visible: The Diorama, the Double and the (Gothic) Subject

  • In America the luminaries paid their respects: Samuel B. Morse at the annual supper of the National Academy of Design said the daguerreotypes could not be called copies of Nature, but portions of Nature herself and that the name Louis Daguerre will stand beside Columbus and Galileo.

    The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre

  • Unlike the work of his competitors, such as Daguerre, Talbot's photographs could be reproduced again and again.

    Photography: Picture Perfect

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  • In 1822, Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre, who had worked in theater design and panorama painting and would later invent the daguerreotype photograph, unveiled a dazzling new spectacle he dubbed the diorama.

    A Small World After All

  • Peep-show boxes and magic-lantern shows had already emerged—entertainments that, like Daguerre's diorama, would be displaced by new protocinematic devices and eventually by cinema.

    A Small World After All

  • At first, in imitation of Daguerre, Conway tried coating silver plates with the silence, but realizing that sound requires space in which to resonate, he switched to glass lanterns.

    The Sound Thief « A Fly in Amber

  • Turner Contemporary, to 4 SepSSThis fascinating show aims to tell the life stories of some of the most renowned photographers of all time, from 19th-century pioneers Jacques Mandé Daguerre and William Henry Fox Talbot onwards.

    This week's new exhibitions


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