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This book is the perfect antidote to the stress of life in the 21st Century. It portrays the idyll of life in an 1850's village, 'far from the sound of the train's whistle'.
The identity of the village was lost to the world for 150 years, and only by a miracle does this magical set of stereoscopic views survive, brought together for the very first time by Brian May and his co-author, photo historian Elena Vidal. Their research is amazingly in-depth, but the book is utterly readable, and the pictures truly leap into life, viewed with the new focussing stereoscope that May has designed and produced, which then folds neatly back into the slip-case of the book.
'A Village Lose And Found' brings master pioneering stereographer T. R. Williams's passionate life-work 'Scenes In Our Village' to a new audience - in glorious 3D - as never before.
Brian May, CBE, PhD, FRAS is a founding member of Queen, a world renowned guitarist, songwriter, producer and performer. Brian had to postpone a career in astronomy when Queen's popularity first exploded, but, after an incendiary 30 years as a rock musician, was able to return to astrophysics in 2006, when he completed his PhD, and co-authored his first book, 'Bang! The Complete History Of The Universe', with Patrick Moore and Chris Lintott. Stereoscopy has been a life-long passion for Brian. To enjoy updates on his work and his thoughts on various topics, visit his website at www.brianmay.com.
Elena Vidal is an experienced conservator and photo historian. She has worked as a conservator of paintings in Florence, Spain and the UK. She graduated as an MA in Photographic Conservation at the Camberwell School of Arts, and has subsequently specialised in the history of stereoscopic photography. Since meeting Brian May in 1997, Elena has collaborated with him on a long-term study of Thomas Richard Williams, and has published a number of articles.
.....and Pop-Up 'Owl' Stereoscope