The Cyanotypes of Anna Atkins, From an idea by Princeton Architectural Press, Boxed Notecards
Hailed as the first female photographer (and first to publish a book of photographs), Victorian botanist Anna Atkins made stunning cyanotypes-blueprints-of hundreds of different plants. Sunprint presents twelve of her contact photograms - of algae, ferns and irises-in rich hues and stunning detail. Matching envelopes are printed on the inside with cyanotype images of the handwritten pages of Atkins's books.
•Twelve different stunning botanical notecards in a beautiful keepsake box with vellum belly-band. •The notecards feature the work of Anna Atkins (1799-1871), a 19th C British botanist, widely considered the first female photographer. Atkins used cyanotype printing to catalog her botanical specimen, resulting in three volumes of Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions.
•Cyanotype, or sun printing, was an early form of photography: a simple form of contact printing using chemicals, sunlight and water.
•Cyanotype kits are undergoing a resurgence, popular among crafters and lo-fi photography tinkerers.
•The inside of the envelopes are printed with cyanotype images of handwritten pages of Atkins’ books.
•Appeals to botanists, photographers, crafters, historians, anyone looking for a beautiful all-occasion notecard.