Saturday, September 12, 2009

Wow, I'm just running across all manner of interesting stuff this weekend. This volume, although likely not a real page turner, certainly relates to our recent class discussions in ART130 regarding the reproducibility of of digital images and archiving issues.

The Digital Print.

Identification and Preservation.

By Martin C. J├╝rgens.
The Getty Museum, 2009. 304 pp., 227 color and 49 black & white illustrations, 8x10".

Publisher's Description
This invaluable resource demystifies the complex, rapidly changing, and sometimes confusing world of digital print technologies. It describes the major digital printing processes used by photographers and artists over the past forty years, explaining and illustrating materials and their deterioration, methods of identification, and options for acquiring and preserving digital prints. A removable chart provides a ready reference for identifying specific materials.

Anyone involved in identifying and preserving digital prints-from conservators, curators, archivists, and registrars to photographers, artists, and printing studios-will welcome this comprehensive, one-of-a-kind volume

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