Athanasius Kircher

C'est à Athanasius Kircher (1602-1680), jésuite allemand, grand voyageur, physicien et mathématicien, orientaliste et cabaliste, mystificateur et crédule à la fois, que l'on attribue géréralement la mise au point de la lanterne magique.

Chambre de projection de Kircher. Source: Ars magna lucis et umbrae, 1646.

The first cameras were enormous. Athanasius Kircher (1601-1680) in a book written in 1646, described one which consisted of an outer shell with lenses in the centre of each wall, and an inner shell containing transparent paper for drawing; the artist needed to enter by a trapdoor.

src: [Chardère1995], p.106 (bibliographie?)

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