Talk: Roddy Simpson – An exploration of Alvin Langdon Coburn’s 1905 photographs

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An exploration of Alvin Langdon Coburn’s 1905 photographs in Robert Louis Stevenson’s book ‘Edinburgh Picturesque Notes’

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Alvin Langdon Coburn in the Footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson:

A talk by Roddy Simpson

On the eve of the 2019 Robert Louis Stevenson Day, we invite you to discover the work of American-born twentieth century photographer Alvin Langdon Coburn, who helped illustrate a 1954 edition of Stevenson’s book Edinburgh Picturesque Notes with a series of photographs. Taken in 1905, Coburn regarded these photographs as some of his “very best” work though he always regretted that he never got to meet Stevenson himself, who had died in 1894.

Date And Time: Tue, 12 November 2019, 19:00 – 21:00 GMT

Location: Patrick Geddes Centre, Riddle’s Court, 322 Lawnmarket

Edinburgh, EH1 2PD

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