The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes

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Delmar Thomson Learning, 2002 - Design - 386 pages
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---- James brings the art of hand-coated and alternative photography to a new level‚€¶The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes will become the new standard text for alternative hand-coated photography. -- quoted from Dick Sullivan, Founder and Co-Owner, Bostick & Sullivan.***Photographic artists and students will welcome this full-color, comprehensive technical resource that explores every aspect of alternative photography. Written in a highly accessible style, each of the book‚€™s chapters introduces the history of a technique, presents an overview of the relevant alternative or non-silver photographic process, reviews its chemistry, and provides practical guidance in how to make it work. Traditional and digital contact negative production are featured- plus an array of processes including cyanotype, Van Dyke, Kallitype, gum bichromate, platinum/palladium, Ziatype, Ambrotype, and hand-applied emulsions.***---- The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes is both landmark and guide. It‚€™s where we‚€™ve been, where we are now, and where we‚€™re going. Photography‚€™s classic methods and materials are explained, explored, extended, and reinvented, while marching well into the age of inkjet and digital. -- quoted from Judy Seigel, Founder and Editor, The World Journal of Post Factory Photography.

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Christopher James is an internationally known artist and photographer whose photographs, paintings, and alternative process printmaking have been exhibited in galleries and museums in this country and abroad. His work has been published and shown extensively, including exhibitions in The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The George Eastman House, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The first two editions of his book, The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes have received international critical acclaim and are universally recognized by artists, curators, historians, and educators as the definitive texts in the genre of alternative process photography and photographically integrated media and culture. Christopher, after 13 years at Harvard University, is presently University Professor and Director of the MFA in Photography program at The College of Art and Design - Lesley University. He is also a painter, graphic designer, and a professional scuba diver. His web site is www.christopherjames-studio.com

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