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December 7, 2006 12:10 PM   Subscribe

The Art of the Photogravure celebrates the process and the history of the all-but-forgotten art of the hand-pulled photogravure. In addition to the extensive collection of works from early masters to contemporary practitioners, check out the site's affiliated blog and some rich ambrotypes by site founder Mark Katzman. (via Gordon Coale)
posted by madamjujujive (5 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Here are a few pictorials of the process.

Prior related posts:
Karl Blossfeldt photogravure: it's Ultrareal by taz
Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian by plep
posted by madamjujujive at 12:12 PM on December 7, 2006

As usual, very nice.

This is right by where I work.
posted by OmieWise at 12:35 PM on December 7, 2006

Thanks madamjujujive. It sure was a convoluted process especially when they photographed an illustration and produced a photogravure print.

It's a hard call but I think this is my fave.

This work brought the Parke-Harrison portfolio immediately to mind, which is of course mentioned in the sidebar of the photogravure blog.
posted by peacay at 2:28 PM on December 7, 2006

*waves to Gordon, in case he follows the traffic back here*
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:54 PM on December 7, 2006

Great stuff. Thanks!
posted by soyjoy at 8:07 PM on December 7, 2006

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