The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes / Edition 2

The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes / Edition 2

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by Christopher James
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1418073725

ISBN-13: 9781418073725

Pub. Date: 02/12/2008

Publisher: Cengage Learning


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

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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, James 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. "The first edition was a stunning achievement, and one I felt that was not likely to be superceded. Five short years later Christopher James has created a very new work and a new standard. The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes: 2nd Edition is, by far, the best alternative photographic process book ever!" - Richard Sullivan, Founder and Co-Owner, Bostick & Sullivan "If I could only have one photography book this would be it." -Timothy Whelan, Photographic Books

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781418073725
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
02/12/2008
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.10(d)

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- Bibliography

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The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Ann-85 More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a book about 19th century photo processes or early photo history. Christopher James gives a description of each process, a brief history and a "recipe" so to speak on how to do each process. Also he includes lots of pictures and the narrative is easy to read and understand. This was the only text book I ever read cover to cover my entire college career - which says a lot for this book. I also did a work shop with Christopher James and he's about as eccentric as serious photographers come, but he's very knowledgeable about alternate processes. This is the second edition - he's revised and added more information to some of the processes and adjusted some of the chemical recipe's from the first edition and he also includes a few more processes to try. Awesome book. You've got to try reading it.