Biot’s Paper and Arago’s Plates

@article{Levitt2003BiotsPA,
  title={Biot’s Paper and Arago’s Plates},
  author={Theresa Levitt},
  journal={Isis},
  year={2003},
  volume={94},
  pages={456 - 476}
}
François Arago and Jean‐Baptiste Biot, two of the physicists most involved in early photography, mobilized this new technology for their ongoing debates about the proper boundaries of the public in France. Each threw his weight behind one of the competing photographic processes, Arago supporting daguerrian silver plates and Biot favoring paper soaked in silver solution. For both men, disagreement at the level of materials and techniques was further bound up with disagreement about what kind of… Expand
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