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Lavédrine, Bertrand

Photographs of the past : process and preservation / Bertrand Lavédrine ; with Jean-Paul Gandolfo, John McElhone, and Sibylle Monod ; translated by John McElhone.

Additional Title(s):

Reconnaître et conserver les photographies anciennes. English

Los Angeles : Getty Conservation Institute, ©2009.
Physical Description:
xii, 352 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Reference Library
TR465 L39313 2009 (LC)
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BEIN Ref. TR465 L39313X 2009 (LC): Paperbound. Second printing.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"In recent years, interest in old photographs has grown significantly among a broad public, from collectors, conservators, and archivists to amateurs seeking to preserve precious family albums. Although the medium of photography is barely 150 years old, its relatively brief history has witnessed the birth of a wide range of photographic processes, each of which poses unique conservation challenges." "This volume provides a comprehensive introduction to the practice of photograph preservation, bringing together more information on photographic processes than any other single source. Introductory chapters cover issues of terminology; the rest of the book is divided into three parts: positives, negatives, and conservation. Each chapter focuses on a single process - daguerreotypes, albumen negatives, black-and-white prints, and so on - providing an overview of its history and materials and tracing the evolution of its technology. This book will serve as an irreplaceable reference work for conservators, curators, collectors, dealers, conservation students, and photographers, as well as those in the general public seeking information on preserving this ubiquitous form of cultural heritage"--Cover.
Subject Terms:
Photographs -- Conservation and restoration.
Photographs -- Conservation and restoration.

  • Positives on metal
  • Positives on glass
  • Positives on plastic film
  • Positives on textile
  • Positives on paper
  • Negatives on paper
  • Negatives on glass
  • Negatives on plastic film
  • Types of deterioration and influencing factors
  • Conservation treatment
  • Digital imagining and conservation
  • Disasters.