History of the use of transparencies in art, with chapters on early developments, including Gainsborough's Exhibition Box, Loutherbourg's Eidophusikon, and Charles Willson Peale's Moving Picture Room; the Romantic period, including Friedrich's transparent pictures; diaphanorama and diorama, including Daguerre's work; and the stereoscope. Illustrated with photographs, black and white and coloured plates.

Item number 36953
Category Book
Type Diorama
Dimensions length 255mm; breadth 215mm; thickness 14mm
Language German
Country of origin Germany
Related people Birgit Verwiebe (author)

Part of the Bill Douglas and Peter Jewell Collection