This book documents a period of fertile innovation in Victorian Britain, in the parallel worlds of popular paintings and steroscopic photography.; For a long time there has been a vague consensus among historians that the two media were connected, but never before has this fascinating relationship between two very different art forms been unravelled in detail...; All the stereo cards - the majority from the collection of Brian May - are reproduced exactly as the originals and can be viewed in glorious 3D using the supplied OWL viewer.; Artists include Landseer, Maclise, Wallis, Millais, Calderon, Lane, Frith, Nicol, Collins, Leslie, Hunt, and the stereo photographers were the most distinguished of that time.
Although best known to the world as the lead guitarist of supergroup Queen, Brian May has a PhD in astrophysics and has long been a collector of 3D photography. He wrote A Village Lost and Found with Elena Vidal in 2009, and Diableries in 2013. Denis Pellerin was bitten by the stereo bug in the 1980s. He graduated as an MA in Art History at the Sorbonne in 1999 and has since been specialising in French and British Victorian genre stereoviews. He curates Brian's extensive stereo collection and is also currently working on his PhD.