Cengage Course Tech. The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes, 3rd Edition

Cengage Course Tech. The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes, 3rd Edition

Cengage Course Tech. The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes, 3rd Edition

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Cengage Course Tech. The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes, 3rd Edition

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  • Author: Christopher James
  • Paperback, 736 Pages
  • Year of Publication: 2016
  • Modern & Historic Processes/Techniques
  • Practical, Easy-to-Follow Tips/Workflows
  • Conversational Writing Style
  • Over 700 Illustrations
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A comprehensive technical and aesthetic resource for photo students and professionals, The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes, 3rd Edition from Cengage Course Tech. covers historic processes and contemporary innovations, adaptations, techniques, and art. Author Christopher James is an internationally acclaimed artist and photographer himself, and the combination of his years of experience, practical advice, and conversational writing style makes the book extremely informative and accessible. Additionally, its 736 pages contain over 700 illustrations, featuring historical images and the work of modern-day pro shooters, teachers, and students.

The book features and discusses traditional and digital contact negative production, as well as a broad array of processes spread out over 28 chapters. Each chapter introduces the history of a technique, then presents an overview of the alternative photographic process that will be covered. This is followed in turn by a review of the chemistry of said process, and finally by practical and easy-to-follow guidance in how to make it work. James also explores the idiosyncrasies and cultural connections that are a significant part of the history of photography.

Featured Artists
    Showcases the work of contemporary professional image-makers, including the following:
  • Christopher James
  • Sally Mann
  • Michael Kenna
  • Chuck Close
  • Anselm Keifer
  • Luis Gonzalez Palma
  • David Hockney
Select Featured Topics
  • Lensless cameras
  • Calotype
  • Salted paper
  • Anthotype
  • Cyanotype
  • Argyrotype
  • Chrysotype
  • POP
  • Kallitype
  • Ambrotype
  • Wet collodion and gelatin dry plate emulsions
  • Van Dyke
  • Platinum/palladium
  • Ziatype
  • Carbon
  • Gum bichromate
  • Albumen
  • Alternative paper
  • Alternative emulsions & imaging systems
  • Digital negative workflows
New to this Edition
  • Thorough coverage of numerous alternative processes, such as athenatype, Bayard's Direct Positive Process, Whey Process, Pelegry's Paper Negative Process, fumed silica/alumina substrate applications, inkjet intaglio, and paper and alternative substrates
  • Several chapters have been expanded, including those on wet plate collodion, gum bichromate, platinum/palladium, albumen, and calotype
  • Reworked Digital Options chapter provides stronger emphasis on digital integration with alternative process image-making
  • Myriad additional images from artists featured in the first two editions, as well as many images from students and educators
  • Detailed table and sink set-ups, supply lists, web and artist links, online resources (including keynote/PowerPoint presentations), image library, and critical chemical information
  • Revised Forward Matter (opening) and Light Markings (conclusion) discuss how photography is changing rapidly, how it's being redefined due to digital technology, and how alternative processes are becoming a new wave for those dedicated to handmade art
Table of Contents
  • Forward Matter
  • 1. Making Art With a Box of Air: The Pinhole & Camera Obscura
  • 2.The Anthotype and Chlorophyll Process: The Art of Printing With Flowers and Vegetation
  • 3. The Calotype Process and The Art of Fixing Shadows
  • 4. Bayard's Direct Positive Process - 1839
  • 5. The Salted Paper Process
  • 6. The Whey Process
  • 7. The Cyanotype Process
  • 8. The Cyanotype: Variations & Inventions
  • 9. The Argyrotype Process
  • 10. The Chrysotype
  • 11. Fumed Silica/Alumina
  • 12. The Kallitype Process
  • 13. The Platinum & Palladium Process
  • 14. The Ziatype Process
  • 15. The Athenatype Process
  • 16. The Albumen Process
  • 17. Wet Plate Collodion Process: Tintypes, Ambrotypes & Glass Plate Negatives
  • 18. The Gum Bichromate Process
  • 19. Dichromate Options: The Chromatype, 3-D Gum, Alternative Surfaces for Gum, The Dusting-On Process
  • 20. Carbon
  • 21. The Van Dyke, B-V-D & Brownprint
  • 22. POP: Printing Out Paper and Toners
  • 23. Hand Applied Emulsions and Contemporary Dry Plate
  • 24. The Non-Digital Negative: Alternative Process Options
  • 25. The Digital Chapter: An Odd History, The Digital Arts - A Personal Perspective, Workflow and Curves
  • 26. Inkjet Intaglio: Direct to Plate Photopolymer Process
  • 27. Paper and Alternative Substrates: History & Preparation
  • 28. Light Markings: Thinking While Writing and Alternative Odds and Ends
    Appendices:
  • A. Chemistry
  • B. Conversion Tables
  • C. Light & Exposure Options
  • D. A Simple UV Exposure Unit
  • E. An Alternative Process Work Space
  • F. Alternative Process Shopping List
  • G. Resources, Artist's Links, and Internet Sites
  • H. Bibliography: Historical and Contemporary
About the Author
Christopher James is an internationally known artist and photographer whose pictures, paintings, and alternative-process prints have been shown in galleries and museums in the United States and other countries. His artwork has been published and exhibited 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 The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes have earned international critical acclaim and are universally recognized as being among the definitive resources for the subject. James spent 13 years at Harvard University and now serves as Professor and Director of the MFA in Photography program at The College of Art and Design at Lesley University. He is also a painter, graphic designer, and professional scuba diver.
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  • 1Description
Subject Alternative photographic processes
Author Christopher James
Edition 3rd
Binding Paperback
Number of Pages 736
Illustrations Yes, over 700 images
ISBN Number 9781285089317
Publisher Cengage Learning
Date Published 2016
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.5 x 5.55 x 1.6"
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