London Stereoscopic “Book of the Month” continue this month, with a ‘signed’ offering !!!!
GEORGE WASHINGTON WILSON Artist and Photographer (1823-93) + Signed Bookplate
– also available at a special an offer price – without the signed bookplate. LINK TO OFFERS
This offer includes a Signed Bookplate
[The bookplate is signed by both Dr Brian May and author Professor Roger Taylor]
Please note – this is NOT the Roger Taylor from Queen
The book traces the life and work of the Aberdeen photographer, George Washingotn Wilson, and contains fascinating insights into life, centered on Aberdeen, in Victorian times.
Released and launched with a talk by Brian May and the author Professor Roger Taylor, at the Edinburgh Book festival, 15 August 2018, and contains a Foreword written by Brian.
This beatiful book contains incredibly rare pictures restored by Brian May and Professor Roger Taylor, an expert on Victorian photography and Wilson’s work. He is the author although Brian May is the publisher and has also written the foreword.
George Washington Wilson was a leading landscape photographer of the 19th century and Scotland’s greatest stereo photographer. His technical and aesthetic innovations created some of the period’s most captivating 3-D photographs and established his reputation internationally.
An early commission to photograph the construction of Balmoral Castle led to a number of significant private commissions for Queen Victoria and members of the Royal Family, and in 1873 came the formal appointment of “Photographer to the Queen”.
Professor Roger Taylor, the world authority on Wilson, traces his career, captures the essence of the man and presents a glorious gallery of his work, from striking images of the Scottish countryside to portraits of royals.
This book contains over eighty 3-D stereo cards which can be viewed with the enclosed Lite OWL viewer. Brian May has written the introduction to this book.
Pages: 208 Size [mm]: 317 x 240 x 18 Publication date: 15th August, 2018