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Title: By Christina Z. Anderson Gum Printing and ...
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Book Description 2013. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. softcover, 8 1/2 x 10 3/4", 336 pages, 500 illustrations from over 100 photographers. Gum Printing and Other Amazing Contact Printing Processes is the culmination of ten years of research in resources from the beginning of photography to present day. The book begins with a Digital Negatives chapter co-written with Ron Reeder, with a step by step digital negative method simple enough for all to understand but complex enough for even the most demanding processes. Section I includes seven chapters on gum and two on casein, a comprehensive treatment of these two beautiful dichromated colloid processes. History buffs will be pleased with the extensive historical research included on gum and casein. A Pigment Chart makes choosing pigments for tricolor gum and casein very simple. A Troubleshooting Chart is a great help for pinpointing problems. Section II covers the most popular contact printing processes: cyanotype, argyrotype, kallitype, vandyke brown, platinum, palladium, POP palladium/ziatype, salted paper, and combination printing. The real backbone of the text is 500+ images from 100+ photographers ranging from beginner to seasoned pro and even a few who ¿wrote the history of alt.¿ The captions underneath the images¿almost half again as many words as the text itself¿are peppered with gems of wisdom not to be missed. FEATURES: - Culmination of ten years of research in resources from 1839¿2013. - Replacement text for the former Alternative Processes, Condensed. - Helpful chapter on Setting Up the Dimroom with a handy Paper Chart for alternative processes. - Digital Negatives chapter provides a comprehensive yet simple method for all processes. - SECTION I, a book in itself, covers the dichromated colloid processes of gum and casein. - Pigment Chart for gum and casein. - Troubleshooting Chart for gum and casein as well as troubleshooting sections for all processes. - Creative Ideas chapter for inspiration. - Historical timeline of both gum and casein. - SECTION II covers cyanotype, argyrotype, kallitype, Vandyke brown, platinum/palladium, POP palladium/ziatype, salted paper, and combination printing. - Bodies of work often grouped in grid structure for a visual exploration of the cohesive idea. - Side-by-side comparison images, the same image done in different processes or ways. - Image captions contain much wisdom from over one hundred photographers. - Extensive bibliography for further research. TABLE OF CONTENTS: Preface Chapter 1 Setting Up the Dimroom and a Quick ¿n¿ Easy Paper Chart Chapter 2 Digital Negatives SECTION I: DICHROMATED COLLOID PROCESSES Chapter 3 Introduction to Gum Printing Chapter 4 Paper, Gum, and Dichromate Preparation Chapter 5 Pigments for Gum and Casein Chapter 6 Making the Gum Print Chapter 7 Creative Ideas for Gum Chapter 8 Troubleshooting Gum Chapter 9 The History of Gum Chapter 10 Casein Chapter 11 The History of Casein SECTION II: OTHER AMAZING PROCESSES Chapter 12 Cyanotype Chapter 13 Argyrotype Chapter 14 Kallitype Chapter 15 Vandyke Brown Chapter 16 Platinum and Palladium Chapter 17 POP Palladium or Ziatype Chapter 18 Salted Paper Chapter 19 Combination Printing Appendix Varnishes, Contemporary and Antique, Units of Measurement, Chemistry Weights, and Conversion Table Bibliography Index. Bookseller Inventory # 009928