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Benson, Richard, 1943–2017

The printed picture / Richard Benson.

New York : The Museum of Modern Art, [2008]
New York : Distributed in the United States and Canada by D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.
Physical Description:
338 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Reference Library
Z257 .B46 2008 (LC)
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
Note: Please contact the Reference Library to schedule an appointment [Email ycba.reference@yale.edu]

Reference Library
Z257 .B46 2008 (LC)
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
Note: Please contact the Reference Library to schedule an appointment [Email ycba.reference@yale.edu]

BEIN Z257 .B46 2008 (LC): "Second printing 2009"--Title page verso.
BEIN Zab B4431 2008P: Author's presentation inscription to Doris Bry. From the Doris Bry papers.
"To accompany the publication of this book, an exhibition, also titled The Printed Picture, is presented in The Edward Steichen Photography Galleries of The Museum of Modern Art, October 2008 through spring 2009"--Title page verso.
Includes index.
"The Painted Picture traces the changing technology of picture-making from the Renaissance to the present, focusing on the vital role of images in multiple copies. From woodblocks to modern color photographs, from engravings to bar codes, from daguerreotypes to today's digital wonders, the book succinctly examines the full range of pictorial processes. Exploring how pictures look by describing how they are made, author Richard Benson reaches fresh conclusions about what pictures can mean. Presented as a series of one-page essays opposite the pictures they examine, the book retains the engaging, informal style of Benson's celebrated seminars at Yale University."--Jacket.
Subject Terms:
Art -- history
Art -- Reproduction
Art -- Reproduction -- History -- Exhibitions.
Benson, Richard, 1943-2017 -- Presentation inscription to D. Bry.
Bry, Doris -- Presentation inscription from R. Benson.
Photography -- history
Photography -- Printing processes
Photography -- Printing processes -- History -- Exhibitions.
Pictures -- Copying
Pictures -- Copying -- History -- Exhibitions.
Pictures -- Printing
Pictures -- Printing -- History -- Exhibitions.
Printing -- history
Printing -- History -- Exhibitions.
Printing -- Technological innovations
Printing -- Technological innovations -- Exhibitions.
Exhibition -- publications.
exhibition catalogs.
Exhibition catalogs
Exhibition catalogs.
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.), host institution.

  • Relief printing : woodcut, metal type, and wood engraving
  • Intaglio and planographic printing : engraving, etching, mezzotint, and lithography
  • Color printing : hand coloring and multiple-impression color
  • Bits and pieces : modern art prints, oddities, and photographic precursors
  • Early photography in silver : daguerreotypes, early silver paper processes and tintypes
  • Non-silver processes : carbon, blueprint, platinum, and a couple of others
  • Modern photography : developing-out gelatin silver printing
  • Color notes : primary colors and neutrality
  • Color photography : separation-based processes and chromogenic prints
  • Photography in ink : relief and intaglio printing : the letterpress halftone and gravure printing
  • Photography in ink : planographic printing : collotype and photo offset lithography
  • Digital processes : binary issues, inkjet, dye sublimation, and digital C-prints
  • Where do we go from here? : some questions about the future.