Platinum & Palladium Photographs: Technical History, Connoisseurship, and Preservation

Platinum & Palladium Photographs: Technical History, Connoisseurship, and Preservation

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Platinum & Palladium Photographs: Technical History, Connoisseurship, and Preservation

This volume presents the results of a four-year interinstitutional, interdisciplinary research initiative led and organized by the National Gallery of Art. Contributions by leading conservators, scientists, and historians provide detailed examinations of the chemical, material, and aesthetic qualities of this important class of photographs.

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This volume is made possible through the generous support of The Irving Penn Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Samuel H. Kress Foundation, and the extraordinary efforts of its volunteer authors.

Edited by Constance McCabe, the volume presents the results of a four-year interinstitutional, interdisciplinary research initiative led and organized by the National Gallery of Art. Contributions by 47 leading photograph conservators, scientists, and historians provide detailed examinations of the chemical, material, and aesthetic qualities of this important class of rare, beautiful, and technically complex photographs. The volume will help those who care for photograph collections gain a thorough appreciation of the technical and aesthetic characteristics of platinum and palladium prints and scientific basis for their preservation.


  • Hardcover
  • 9 x 12 inches
  • 504 pages
  • Published: 2017
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