RE: Truth Beauty book
Many thanks to Don for mention of The Online Photographer, which my normally obstructionist browser actually brought me to. I generally agree with Geoff Wittig's praise & blame, tho I'd probably be more extreme in both directions. (Having to go to the back of the book to find the medium, or what he calls the "form," of a print is beyond exasperating.)
It's awfully tempting to buzz up to Rochester to see this show while it's there... I was in fact fantasizing about a jaunt to Tokyo because I found the Japanese section (with its amazing gum prints) the most seductive & amazing of all... also entirely unknown to me previously. In fact I cannot believe the "Peony" print by Ori Umesaka, 1931. It's a gum print, it says, so sharp and contrasty (and delicious) I can't help speculating that it was "improved" in production of the book. (Believe it or not, that's happened even to me.)
What I'd also like to know is why can't they have these shows in NYC where they belong ?
On Sat, 9 May 2009, Don Bryant wrote:
To all interested in this book, This maybe just pure speculation but this title was featured on Mike Johnson's blog, The Online Photographer, Feb. 9th, 2009, by guest contributor Geoff Wittig. http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2009/02/boo ks-for-what-ails-you.html Mike regularly features or highlights brief reviews of niche fine art photography books and this seems to occasionally cause a run on some of the titles, creating temporary shortages on websites such as Amazon.com. Amazon seems to base prices of some merchandise on the recent demand and supply of an item causing huge spikes in the selling price compared to the normal list price. If you are a frequent reader of the Online Photographer blog you may have read some of Mike's comments about this consequence in the past. Carl Weese, once a frequent poster to the Alternative Photo Process List, occasionally contributes there as well as other notable and un-notable names of photography. A great blog to place on your favorites list. Don Bryant