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The Room In Which I Work

Evoking the life of Nicéphore Niépce, one of the pioneers of photography, The Room In Which I Work explores how the invention of the medium was also an invention of language. At once biographical and personal, factual and fictional, Seguin’s debut collection not only provides a unique look at Niépce’s life, but investigates how photography has provided lasting metaphors for how we think, write, and talk about what we see. Combining original photographs with poems that range through history, chemistry, collage, dialogue, and lyric, The Room In Which I Work is a singular meditation on language and image.

96 pages | 6 x 9


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Table of Contents

Can we talk a little about your vocabulary … Histories WINTER You once put a stone in your device … Tuesday: History of Photography February, Jambles The Weather, Dear Cousin Mulhouse À Propos The Motor – 1817 You had some success with glass … He Was Joseph, First SPRING No More Film Your Packet, Dear Cousin Albedo The Experiments — To Claude, 1817 “My Heliographic Work Is In Full Swing” “I Write You on a Simple Half-Sheet” The Experiments – Spring 1817 He’s Out _______ Pictures Mont Avril Some say it was the motor … Near Future SUMMER To Claude Anniversary Cut List The point de vue après nature … Meditation on an Album To Claude, 1824 “I’ve Decided to Carry Out the Experiment at a Larger Scale” The Experiments Camera Obscura LES VENDANGES Short Biographies Last Visit to Chalon Precamera To Lemaître Datebook To Daguerre, 4 June 1827 When I think of your associates … Les Vendanges, Charmes Constitutional Notice Notes

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