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	This is getting weird!  I had the Truth Beauty book in my Barnes and
Noble shopping cart for something around $60.  I just went to order it and
it is gone.  When I enter all Chris's info below into B&N search they say
"nothing found"!  When I search for it on Amazon they want $539 for it!?!?!
	I had to enter Alison Nordstrom and found it as the last of 18 books
but listed as out of stock.  Amazon has it for $539!?!?!?  
	I will search Borders.  Any other suggestions where I might find it
at a reasonable price?
	Judy, did you ever get over to B&N to see it?  

-----Original Message-----
From: Christina Z. Anderson [mailto:zphoto@montana.net] 
Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 2009 12:54 AM
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: Re: Truth Beauty book

Weird, I am not getting my messages back but they must be going to the list 
because you replied, Judy.

Truth Beauty, Pictorialism and the Photograph as Art, 1845-1945, 2008; 
Alison Nordstrom, Curator, Thomas Padon, Editor, Vancouver Art Gallery, 
Vancouver.  Douglas and McIntyre,ISBN 13:978-1-55365-294-6.

>Tho it soounds like you're familiar with these "originals" -- or their 
Mostly from books.  Only some that I have seen at galleries and museums but 
not a ton of the ones in this book in person.
Tell me about print being different:  above is a URL of an original gum side

by side with its appearance in a book, a marked difference.
So, like Cigar Boy, certainly the exhibition guide could look nothing like 
the actual print.

>>Do they make you want to print darker?

Yes, the darkness of the prints in this book make me want to explore 
printing darker.  I think there is much room for this kind of dark beauty in

this day and age.

But what surprises me about the book is that many of the images are still 
quite powerful, and contemporary.

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