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The Printed Picture

The Printed Picture( )
Text by: Benson, Richard
Publication Date:Oct 2008
Publisher:Museum of Modern Art
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $60.00
Book Description:

The Printed Picture traces the changing technology of picture-making from the Renaissance to the present, focusing on the vital role of images in multiple copies. It surveys printing techniques before the invention of photography; the photographic processes that began to appear in the early 19th century; the marriage of printing and photography; and the digital inventions of our time. From woodblocks to chromolithographs, from engravings to bar codes, from daguerreotypes to colour...
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Detailed Subjects: Design / Graphic Arts / Typography
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):8.112 x 10.647 x 1.17 Inches
Book Weight:0.002 Pounds
Author Biography
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Richard Mead Atwater Benson was born in Newport, Rhode Island on November 8, 1943. He dropped out of Brown University because he wanted to work with his hands and see the world. He enlisted in the Navy. He studied optical repair and fixed telescopes, cameras, and binoculars. He became a photographer and taught at Yale University for more than 30 years. He was the art school dean from 1996 to 2006. He developed innovative techniques to print photographs that had the artistic depth of paintings. His books included The Printed Picture and North South East West. He died from heart failure on June 22, 2017 at the age of 73.


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