This book tells the astonishing and sometimes controversial story of the birth of stereoscopy. A phenomenon we now call 3-D, stereoscopy fascinated Victorian society, in a similar effect to virtual reality today. Peering into a small, dark, magical box (a stereoscope!) an eager audience in the 1850s became transported into the immersive realism of 3-D. Through a stereoscope, they could experience the far-flung wonders of the world without ever leaving their fireside, as if they were amongst the Great Pyramids of Giza, looking up at the Matterhorn, or standing in the rice fields of China.
- Includes / Large Owl Viewer
Condition / New
- Dimension 32.5 x 24 cm / Pages 216
- Publication Date / 10 November 2021
Publisher / The London Stereoscopic Company