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London in 3-D: A Look Back in Time: With Built-in Stereoscopic Viewer - Your Glasses to the Past (Stereoscope) Hardcover – Illustrated, 1 Oct 2009
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This book offers interesting views of London from 1850-1930. Stunning views of historical landmarks such as London Bridge and Buckingham Palace come to life in 3-dimensions through a classic steroscopic lens. Not just a picture book, each Landmark comes with an in depth history. --City Life, November, 2009...The imminent arrival of 3-D television and the popularity of recent 3-D films such as Ice Age 3, Avatar and the latest Harry Potter have brought the concept of 3-D back into the news, though stereoscopy is far from new. 3-D imaging to create the illusion of depth in an image was first invented by Sir Charles Wheatstone in 1840 and traditional stereoscopic photography consists of creating a 3-D illusion starting from a pair of 2-D images. The easiest way to create depth perception in the brain is to provide the eyes of the viewer with two different images, representing two perspectives of the same object. This entertaining and luxuriously produced book by Greg Dinkins explores the colourful history of stereoscopic photography, which was the internet of the second half of the Nineteenth Century, when thousands of viewers, and door-to-door salesmen were selling images. London in 3-D includes 45 fascinating images of the world s greatest capital city from 1850 to the 1920s, with detailed historic captions to accompany each picture. Subjects range from individual Beefeaters and the Tower of London to Buckingham Palace, Petticoat Lane, London Bridge, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, and many more, making this an unusual and thoroughly enjoyable look back at history. --New Classics, November, 2009<br /><br />During the 1850 s a mania for stereoscopy flourished. Of course, the only vision of the world at this time was the image that was seen in newspapers and magazines, which printed only lithographs or engravings. With photography being a rich man s indulgance, a stereoscope viewer would boast pride of place in middle and upper income households around the globe. When Queen Victoria herself proclaimed the stereoscope a marvel of the highest order a fad for the contraption began until sadly, it eventually became out dated in the 1930s. Edited by Greg Dinkins, President of the New York Stereoscopic Society, the past lives and breathes once again in this album of near forgotten stereoviews. View London during the 1850s-1930s coming to life through this vintage technology in rare original three-dimensional photographs. Use the built in stereoscope viewer to observe stunning landmarks as they were during this era including Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, the Tower Bridge and London Bridge when it was still alive and thriving. The famous Beefeaters, night time on the Thames and Petticoat Lane are among other places of interest featured. Furthermore, each vista is accompanied by an in depth history behind some of our most famous London attractions that still stand today. --3d artists news, November, 2009<br /><br />Stereoscopic photography was the television of 150 yaers ago. Imagine how exciting it was to be able to see people and places in 3 dimensions for the first time Voyageur Press's fabulous Stereoscopic books open up to display a lost world come to life. Each book includes a brief, colourful history of stereoscopic photography, which started in the 1850's and remained popular untill the Great depression of the 1930's. Each book has 45 stereo images complete with detailed historical captions. A built-in stereo viewer takes you right into the pictures, and they would make great Christmas presents for a loved one(or yourself!) --The American, December, 2009....the imminent arrival of 3-D television and the popularity of recent 3-D films such the latest Harry Potter have brought the concept of 3-D back into the news, though stereoscopy is really far from new. This entertaining and luxuriously --New Classics, December, 2009
If you consider Plasma TV and HD are todat's high-tech must-haves, then stereoscopy was the mid-19th century equivalent, offering 3D images at a time when only lithography and engravings were published. Fast forwad more than 150 years and these photographs still generate exclamations of interest - mainly oohs and aahs in our office. with a built-in stereoscopic viewre, you discover a thriving life and stunning landmarks as they were during the 1850-1930's: Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, night time on the Thames, Petticoat Lane. Through vintage technology, London comes alive in rare and original 3D photographs, a time-tracelling marvel for its authenticity. --Black and White Photography, February, 2010
About the Author
Greg Dinkins is founder and president of the New York Stereoscopic Society. He is the principal program director of the NYSS, working with artists, filmmakers, scientists, collectors, historians, and photographers to organize shows on subjects ranging from ethnography to architecture, hard science to fine art. He is an expert in all formats of stereo projection.
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The 3D viewer will easily stand the test of time as it is sturdily made and folds out of the book.
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I have a small collection of 3D photo, I was impressed by the book