I-35a. The Identification of Photographic Print Processes (22 hours) - Advance Reading List
Preliminary Advices & Readings
Please familiarize yourself with the following resources, which provide background for the topics that we will explore in class. These are not intended to be read cover-to-cover, but serve as excellent reference resources.
Graphics Atlas: www.graphicsatlas.org. Please familiarize yourself with this web resource. We will use it as a reference resource in class. Plan to bring a laptop or tablet to class.
Lavedrine, Bertrand. Photographs of the Past: Process and Preservation. Los Angeles: The Getty Conservation Institute, 2009.
Pénichon, Sylvie. Twentieth Century Color Photographs: Identification and Care. Los Angeles: The Getty Conservation Institute, 2013.
Reilly, James M. Care and Identification of 19th-Century Photographic Prints. Rochester, NY: Photographic Products Group, Eastman Kodak Company, 1986. Now back in print and available through IPI new for $60. It is also available in many libraries or through interlibrary loan. There are copies on Amazon, but at an inflated price.
In addition, there are a number of standard and in-print histories of photography, worth consulting ad lib., including:
Coe, Brian. Colour Photography – The First Hundred Years 1840–1940. London: Ash & Grant Ltd., 1978. Though most of this book is not about color print processes (especially more modern ones), there is still valuable information here, especially about early color prints.
Gernsheim, Helmut. A Concise History of Photography. New York: Dover, 1986 (reprint edition).
Mulligan, Therese, and David Wooters, eds. A History of Photography:From 1839 to the Present; the George Eastman House Collection. Cologne: Taschen Books, 2005 (reprint edition).
Newhall, Beaumont. History of Photography: From 1839 to the present. Boston: Bulfinch, 1982 (reprint edition).
Rosenblum, Naomi. A World History of Photography. New York: Abbeville Press, 2008 (reprint edition).