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763.01   Improving content on photographic techniques
763.02   Collotypes
763.03   Ogawa Kazuma: Flowers
This theme includes example sections and will be revised and added to as we proceed. Suggestions for additions, improvements and the correction of factual errors are always appreciated.
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763.01   Photo-mechanical processes >  Improving content on photographic techniques 
We are seeking to expand the themes covering photographic techniques and processes. These sections will include:
  • Invention of the process
  • Any related patents
  • Trade literature
  • Contemporary advertisements and announcements of the innovation
  • A description of the process and its variants
  • Historical examples and details of where examples can be located in public collections
  • Contemporary examples by photographers using the exact process.
Conservation will not initially be included but may be in the future if required.
763.02   Photo-mechanical processes >  Collotypes 
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763.03   Photo-mechanical processes >  Ogawa Kazuma: Flowers 
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Ten full-page collotypes of flowers by Ogawa Kazuma[1] were included in Japan, Described and Illustrated by the Japanese (1897).[2] 

  1. Λ Sometimes called Ogawa Kazumasa. 
  2. Λ Captain Francis Brinkley (ed.), 1897, Japan, Described and Illustrated by the Japanese, (Boston: Millet) [Twelve volumes and numerous later editions]. This book was republished by The Folio Society in a limited edition of two volumes in 2012 with an essay on Japanese art by Kakuzo Okakura and a historical essay by David Perkins.


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General reading 
Stulik, Dusan & Kaplan, Art, 2013, The Atlas of Analytical Signatures of Photographic Processes: Collotype, (Los Angeles: The Getty Conservation Institute) [Δ
Readings on, or by, individual photographers 
Alvin Langdon Coburn 
Coburn, Alvin Langdon, 1913, Men of Mark, (London: Duckworth & Co.) [Includes 33 photogravures printed by Alvin Langdon Coburn. Limited edition of 300 copies] [Δ
Eadweard Muybridge 
Muybridge, Eadweard, 1887, Animal Locomotion: An Electro-Photographic Investigation of Consecutive Phases of Animal Movements, (Philadelphia: Photogravure Co.) [Folio (470 x 600 mm). Title printed in red and black. 100 collotypes, loose as issued.] [Δ
Muybridge, Eadweard, 1891, August, The Science of Animal Locomotion (Zoopraxography), An Electro-Photographic Investigation of Consecutive Phases of Animal Movements., (Philadelphia: the author, University of Pennsylvania) [24 pp.] [Δ
If you feel this list is missing a significant book or article please let me know - Alan - 
Graphics Atlas - Image Permanence Institute 
Graphics Atlas is a sophisticated resource that presents a unique, object-based approach for the identification and characterization of prints and photographs. 

HomeContentsPhotographers > Photographers worth investigating

Charles Bernhoeft  (1859-1933) • J. Duclos • Eadweard Muybridge  (1830-1904) • Ogawa Kazuma  (1860-1929) • Plauszewski • John Thomson  (1837-1921)
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