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Platinotype: Making Photographs in Platinum and Palladium with the Contemporary Printing-out Process describes the mechanisms and chemistry of platinum/palladium printing in safe and practical ways. Clearly presented formulae allow the printer to work with platinum, palladium, or varying combinations of both. The printed-out image appears fully during exposure, and only requires simple and safe steps for clearing to a stable, archival state.
Pradip Malde and Mike Ware explain what makes the image, how all necessary components are prepared and used, and the kind of paper and negative needed to make prints. More than just a technical manual, the book underscores the authors' belief that printing is a creative, scientific, and philosophic way of working. The book presents an outstanding collection of prints by over forty artists, all made with this printing-out process. The artists' notes and comments offer insights into their methods and thinking, and a large number of full-page reproductions serve as a valuable reference to the aspiring printer.
Platinotype: Making Photographs in Platinum and Palladium with the Contemporary Printing-out Process
Pradip Malde and Mike Ware
Rputledge / Focal Press
£42.99 (soft), £120 (hard), 304 Pages 177 Color Illustrations,
December 21, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
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