Photographs of the Past

Photographs of the Past : Process and Preservation

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This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the techniques, methods, and processes of photographic conservation and preservation available today. In recent years, interest in old photographs has grown significantly among the broad public, from collectors and archivists to amateurs seeking ways to preserve precious family albums. Although the medium of photography is barely 150 years old, its brief history has witnessed the birth of a huge range of photographic processes, each of which poses unique conservation challenges. "Photographs of the Past" is the most comprehensive introduction to the practice of photographic preservation available today. Divided into four sections, covering Terminology, Positives, Negatives, and Conservation, and with individual chapters focusing on specific processes - such as daguerreotypes, albumen negatives, and black-and-white prints - this book will serve as an invaluable reference tool for anyone interested in learning and understanding more about preserving this ubiquitous form of cultural heritage.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 350 pages
  • 190.5 x 218.44 x 33.02mm | 1,020.58g
  • Getty Trust Publications
  • Getty Conservation Institute,US
  • Santa Monica CA, United States
  • English
  • 336 colour & b&w photos, 130 illustrations
  • 0892369574
  • 9780892369577
  • 211,679

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"Clearly written and illustrated with diagrams and examples, this superb resource will be invaluable to students, curators, and any general reader interested in learning how to conserve their old photos and negatives."--Book News, Inc., SciTech Book Newsshow more

About Bertrand Lavedrine

Bertrand Lavedrine is director of the CRCC (Centre de Recherche sur la Conservation des Collections) and a leading expert on photographic conservation and preservation.show more

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