Colour Mania: Photographing the World in Autochrome

Autochrome photography was the first commercially available form of color photography, pioneered by Auguste and Louis Lumière in the early 1900s. Historic and precious, many of these images are rarely seen today as exposure to light will cause them to fade. The book Colour Mania: Photographing the World in Autochrome, by curator Catlin Langford, offers unprecedented access to these images, presenting the digitized photographs from the …

Digitizing Rare Edwardian Images That Are Too Fragile to Display

In 1903, the Lumière brothers, Auguste and Louis, patented the first widely available color photography process, called autochrome. Their method—which involves dusting a plate with dyed potato starch particles before loading it into a camera—revolutionized photography and cinema, yet autochrome photos are rarely seen today. Extremely sensitive, with a single transparency, these images are ruined when exposed to light and thus hardly displayed—even at London’s …

Lumitecture: Illuminating Interiors For Designers + Architects

Anna Yudina's visual survey of the most interesting lighting from around the globe

“Lumitecture,” a new book from Thames & Hudson, functions like an admission ticket to some of the most visually stunning lighting set-ups around the world. Author Anna Yudina not only pursues the question, “What is light?” but also offers insight on 200 projects that demonstrate its transformative power. Equal parts educational and inspirational, Yudina’s book delves into the work of Paul Cocksedge, Olafur Eliasson, Troika, …