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Published: 06 April 2006

540 Pages | 77 halftones and 15 line drawings


ISBN: 9780198571223

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Holographic Visions

A History of New Science

Sean F. Johnston

  • The first and only book-length history of holography.
  • Covers the full history of the subject up to the present day in meticulous detail, based on unprecedented archival research and interviews with pioneering holographers.
  • Based on research supported by the American Institute of Physics, the British Academy, Carnegie Institute and the Shearwater Foundation.
  • Devotes equal attention to the history of the subject, its expert communities and their products.
  • Discusses the political and aesthetic currents that shaped the interdisciplinary nature of imaging science.
  • Combines distinct disciplinary perspectives (history of science, philosophy of science, sociology of science, sociology of the professions, physics and cultural history) to provide a uniquely rounded and coherent analysis.

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