Developing Photopoetry brings together more than 60 photographically illustrated poetry books from 1856-1921, spanning more than half a century of interactions between poets and photographers from both Britain and America.
By digitising and gathering these books into a single collection for the first time, this portal makes it possible to trace the development of themes, techniques and collaborative practices inherent to the "photopoetry" genre.
The photopoetry holdings of the University of St Andrews Library represent the largest dedicated collection of its kind in the UK, and this website (a collaborative project between the Library's Digital Humanities team and the University's Schools of English and Computer Science) aims to provide new and extensive access to this under-researched area.
Website design: Callum Kenny, School of Computer Science
Website text: Michael Nott, School of English. The original idea for the website came from Professor Robert Crawford of the School of English, who continues to act as Project Consultant.
Scanning by the Digital Humanities team of the University of St Andrews Library (Carys Adamson, Kyle Brady, Elaine Miller) with assistance from reprographics staff in the Special Collections Division.
Website images: Edward R. Dickson, The Poems of the Dance, 1921 (Homepage, right); Mabel Eardley-Wilmot, The Light of Asia, 1908 and 1911 (Photographers page & External Resources page); Emma Justine Farnsworth, Sunshine and Playtime, 1893 (Home page, top, and Books page); Robert Smirke, The Seven Ages of Man, 1864 (Poets page). Books digitised on this site have been established as out of copyright and no copyright issues are known to exist.
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