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New Text on Platinum-Palladium nears publication

The following announcement by the PMG-AIC may be of interest to some; at the end is a link which contains a full Table of Contents and list of contributors, as well as ordering information:-

The Photographic Materials Group of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works is proud to announce advance sales of

Platinum and Palladium Photographs: Technical History, Connoisseurship, and Preservation.

This volume presents the results of a four-year inter-institutional, interdisciplinary research initiative, led by the National Gallery of Art and contains contributions by 47 leading photograph conservators, scientists, and historians.

This book will help collectors and curators of photographs gain a thorough appreciation of the art historical and aesthetic characteristics of platinum and palladium prints. Topics, among many, that specifically address the connoisseurship and care of platinum and palladium prints include:

  • How platinum/palladium prints are made,
  • Characteristics used to identify these and related photomechanical reproductions,
  • The history and use of artist-prepared and manufactured papers and their distinguishing characteristics during different time periods,
  • Discussions of storage, display, and non-adhesive mounting methods,
  • In-depth discussions of nine photographic artists including F. Holland Day, Thomas Eakins, P.H. Emerson, Paul Outerbridge, Irving Penn, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, and key contemporary platinum/palladium photographers,
  • A beautiful plate section illustrating masterworks in platinum and palladium,
  • Several articles feature collaboration by curators, conservators, and scientists to elucidate the working methods of photographers.

“Not only does this volume advance our understanding of the history and character of platinum and palladium prints; it also validates and promotes a method of investigation that brings together professionals from various disciplines, each examining the subject with a unique perspective and area of expertise, informing one another for a richer and more complex understanding of the art and science of photography.”

—Foreword, Malcolm Daniel, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Place your discounted pre-publication order no later than

JUNE 5, 2017

before the price goes up upon publication in summer 2017.

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