Books: A Volume of Anna Atkins's Pioneering Cyanotypes

By David Schonauer   Thursday August 31, 2023

Above: an Anna Atkins cyanotype

Before the twentieth century, botany was one of the few spaces in which women were free to express their curiosity about the natural world, noted recently. Anna Atkins (1799–1871) was a pioneer in this field, in more ways than one.

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