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Text: Eduard Liesegang and Franz Paul Liesegang, Die Projektions-Kunst: und die Darstellung von Lichtbildern für Schulen, Familien und öffentlichen Veranstaltungen mit einer Anleitung zum Malen auf Glas und Beschreibung chemischer, magnetischer, optischer und elektrischer (Leipzig: Ed. Liesegang, 1909)

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320 pages, hardback
width 14 cm (5.5 inches), height 21 cm (8.3 inches)
Leipzig, Germany: Ed. Liesegang, 1909

author: LIESEGANG, Dr Eduard  (1838-1896)

author: LIESEGANG, Franz Paul  (1873-1949)

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12th edition. Contains 156 illustrations of devices as well as schematic illustrations of optical laws. The manual covers several aspects of technical projection (light sources, safety, optical laws), advises on the production of lantern slides and suggests experiments with the lantern. Special forms of projection are treated at the end, and a short note on lecturers is also included.

The manual explains the optical laws of how projection works, how to operate diverse projection apparatus – magic lanterns, dissolving views, epidiascopes and film projectors. It treats the operation of diverse light sources, the manufacture of slides for projection including several possibilities for adding color.  In another part, it explains how to use a magic lantern and projected images in a lantern performance to demonstrate physical, chemical and optical experiments as well as explain special effects achieved by animated slides. In the end (pages 308-319) advertisings of manufacturers of projection devices and accessories are included

Lucerna ID 4009851

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