The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes
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The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes

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Photographic artists and students of alternative process photography will welcome this new edition of Christopher James' The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes. This significantly expanded edition is a full-color, lavishly illustrated, comprehensive resource that explores every aspect of alternative process image making. With his highly conversational writing style, James explores the techniques, processes, idiosyncrasies, history, and cultural connections that are such a significant part of the genre. Best of all, Christopher makes it extremely accessible, providing clear instructions and practical workflow advice. The book delves into a vast menu of alternative and traditional options, among them: calotype, salted paper, cyanotype, argyrotype, chrysotype, POP, kallitype, ambrotype/wet collodion, Van Dyke, platinum/palladium, Ziatype, gelatin dry plate emulsions, carbon, gum bichromate, albumen, hand-applied emulsions, paper, alternative imaging systems, and digital negative production for alternative process image making. This book has become the unanimous standard reference text for alternative process photography, one that students love to read and work from. Not only does this definitive work make the most complex ideas easy to understand, it is conversational, comfortable, inspirational, and fun to read- a tremendous resource and a treasure trove of alternative process images. "If I could only have one photography book this would be it." -Timothy Whelan, Photographic Books.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 640 pages
  • 215.9 x 274.32 x 30.48mm | 1,769g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Clifton Park, United States
  • English
  • 2011-2012 Edition
  • colour illustrations
  • 1418073725
  • 9781418073725
  • 150,097

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Pinhole Negative Digital Options Calotype Salted paper Anthotype Cyanotype Cyanotype variations Argyrotype Van Dyke, Brown Print & Blue Van Dyke Kallitype Chrysotype Platinum Palladium Ziatype Paper, History & Preparation Gum Bichromate Dichromate Options: Chromatype, 3D Gum, Dusting-On, Alternative Surfaces Carbon POP Hand Applied Emulsions & Tin Type Albumen Wet Collodion & Dry Plate Emulsion Mordancage Appendices: A- Chemistry B- Conversion Tables C- Light D- UV Exposure Unit E- The Plastic Camera F- Your Working Space G- Alternative Process Shopping List H- Resources I- Internet Artist Sites J- Bibliographyshow more

About Christopher James

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.comshow more

Table of contents

Pinhole Negative Digital Options Calotype Salted paper Anthotype Cyanotype Cyanotype variations Argyrotype Van Dyke, Brown Print & Blue Van Dyke Kallitype Chrysotype Platinum Palladium Ziatype Paper, History & Preparation Gum Bichromate Dichromate Options: Chromatype, 3D Gum, Dusting-On, Alternative Surfaces Carbon POP Hand Applied Emulsions & Tin Type Albumen Wet Collodion & Dry Plate Emulsion Mordancage Appendices: A- Chemistry B- Conversion Tables C- Light D- UV Exposure Unit E- The Plastic Camera F- Your Working Space G- Alternative Process Shopping List H- Resources I- Internet Artist Sites J- Bibliographyshow more

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