A Perfect Chemistry: Photographs by Hill & Adamson limited edition book (hardback)

National Galleries of Scotland
Anne M. Lyden
Hardback with real cloth binding and copper gilt edges
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25 x 20.5 cm (Portrait)

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Limited edition book with real cloth binding and copper gilt edges which was created to accompany the exhibition A Perfect Chemistry: Photographs by Hill & Adamson shown at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery from 27 May - 1 October 2017.

Edition run of 200 copies numbered and signed by the author.

About the book:

Pioneering Edinburgh photographers David Octavius Hill (1802–1870) and Robert Adamson (1821–1848) together formed one of the most famous partnerships in the history of photography.

Producing highly skilled photographs just four years after the new medium was announced to the world in 1839, their images of people, buildings and scenes in and around Edinburgh offer a fascinating glimpse into 1840s Scotland. Their much-loved prints of the Newhaven fisherfolk are among the first images of social documentary photography.

The author, Anne M. Lyden, International Photography Curator at the National Galleries of Scotland, discusses the dynamic dispute that brought these two men together and reveals their perfect chemistry as the first professional partnership in Scottish photography.