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Luminous-Lint > A comprehensive resource organized by Alan Griffiths with the cooperation of artists, historians, dealers, publishers and others. Searchable by artist, theme, genre, historical period, the site also features on-line exhibitions, including one on contemporary photogravure:
Art of the Photogravure This site presents photogravure etching from the earliest prints of William Talbot to those of contemporary practitioners: www.photogravure.com/
Cameragravure > Information in German and English on photogravure: technique, process, workshops, images.
Jon Goodman Photogravure > Jon Goodman pioneered the re-discovery and practice of photogravure in the 1970s. He studied the technique at Atelier de Saint-Prex in Switzerland (with Pietro Sarto), then established his own workshop in 1984 in Florence, Massachusetts: http://jgoodgravure.com/index.html
Luc Janssens > A modern master of photogravure, with exquisite photogravure portfolios on Asian themes, particularly Asian women: www.portfoliogravure.com/.
Arrigo Mamone > http://www.heliogravures.it/index_en.htm
Lothar Osterburg Photogravure > New York-based photogravurist, Guggenheim Fellow, works with intricately constructed models in the manner of Piranesi. Excellent technical explanation of photogravure with schematic illustrations: http://lotharosterburgphotogravure.com/
Renaissance Press > Photogravure workshops, collaborative printmaking, and original photogravures by Paul Taylor. http://www.renaissancepress.com/
Luc Van Muylem > http://www.vanmuylem.com/
Photogravure information archive > Free downloads of valuable resources on photogravure technique, including instruction manuals by former manufacturers of resist tissue (carbon tissue) McGraw, Hanfstaengl, Autotype; detailed instructions in out-of-print books by Denison and Cartwright, guides to sensitizing and exposure. Placed by master printer Craig Zammiello. http://photogravureinformation.homestead.com/INDEX.html
W H Talbot and Lacock Abbey > Clear explanations of how the first photographs were made, with source material from Talbot's writings and photographs. http://www.r-cube.co.uk/fox-talbot/history.html
Association pour la Photographie Ancienne et ses Techniques;> http://www.apaphot-anc.com/
Jaroslav Poncar > http://www.poncar.de/ Panoramic photography of Angkor Wat and Himalayan destinations; books on Angkor, Burma, India, Himalayas, Tibet, Ladakh.
Alternative Photography > Historical photographic methods in use today.http://www.alternativephotography.com/
Washington Print Club > 'Founded in 1964, The Washington [DC] Print Club is open to all who are interested in fine art prints and the graphic arts: collectors, connoisseurs, artists, and just plain folks who enjoy prints as an art form.' http://www.washingtonprintclub.org/
Boston Printmakers > Boston Printmakers organizes the North American Print Biennial, members' shows, and traveling exhibitions to museums, libraries, and other institutions in the United States and Canada. http://www.bostonprintmakers.org/index.html
Los Angeles Printmaking Society > A cooperative group that promotes the art of printmaking and shows the work of its members at the site and elsewhere. http://losangelesprintmakingsociety.com/index.htm
Japanese Gardens > A superbly designed website featuring garden design principles, history, guide to plants and materials, and locations of Japanese gardens in North America (as well as in Japan). Pictures, an events calendar, articles, plants, and gardens; searchable. http://www.jgarden.org/
Kamakura Stores > Guide to shops, cafes, restaurants, souvenirs featuring shopowners' recommendations of nearby tourist sites: http://visit-kamakura-stores.com/
Khaju Art Space > Makiko Tanaka is a textile artist who brings contemporary panache to the ancient folk art of weaving. Her improvisations on traditional Okinawan designs can be seen at Khaju Art Space, 57-1 Nikaido, Kamakura. http://Khaju.com/; English: http://khaju.com/english/index_e.html
Publications and blogs
Jacques Delacroix > Short stories, socio-political essays, and reminiscences by California philosopher and wise-guy Jacques Delacroix, who packs a lifetime of experience into pieces that you can read in a few minutes, that will stay with you for a long time afterward. http://jacquesdelacroixliberty.wordpress.com/
The Arts Newspaper > http://www.theartnewspaper.com/index.asp
Arts Journal > Independent reports on cultural trends in the visual arts, music, media, dance, movies, and other outposts of culture. http://www.artsjournal.com/
Kyoto Journal > Unique quarterly journal of Asian arts and culture based in Kyoto, Japan; essays, fiction, poetry, graphics reflecting the Japanese and Asian experience of its contributors. The theme of the 50th issue was 'transicence.' http://kyotojournal.org/
Etching papers: Joop Stoop > Supplier of etching papers, other art papers, inks, and printmaking materials. http://www.joopstoop.fr/
Conservation Resources (UK), Unit 1, Pony Road, Horspath Industrial Estate, Cowley, Oxfordshire OX4 2RD, Tel +44865-747-755, Fax +44865-747-035; US office > Conservation Resources International, 8000-H Forbes Place, Springfield, Virginia 2151 USA, Tel 1-703-321-7730, Fax 1-703-321-0629. Catalogue has an informative account of the chemistry of good conservation practice as it applies to works on paper.
Talas, 568 Broadway, New York, New York 10012-9989, Tel 1-212-219-0770, Fax 1-212-219-0735. Conservation supplies: http://talasonline.com/
VCA non-toxic ink cleanup compound, Estisol-242: http://www.haltermann-carless.com/
Richmond Graphic > Ultra-violet light sources and vacuum frames: Richmond Graphic Products, 20 Industrial Drive, Smithfield, Rhode Island 02917, USA http://www.richmond-graphic.com/
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works > Site where conservator may be searched by specialty and region of the United States: http://www.conservation-us.org/
My personal recommendations:
Hutte Heidi > Charming pension-style lodge in the Zao-Bodaira ski area of Yamagata Prefecture, Japan, with home cooking, telemark instruction, transportation to nearby ski areas. Tel 023-679-2042, 050-3537-4248; fax 023-679-2068; Zao Bodaira Kaminoyama-City, Yamagata; site in Japanese, with pictures. 山形県上山市永野蔵王坊平高原〒999-3114; http://www.heidi.co.jp/
Ishinoyu Lodge > Ski lodge in pristine quiet setting near Shiga Kogen, with natural home-made cuisine, telemark classes and ski-touring, snowshoeing, transportation to nearby ski areas. 石の湯ロッジ, 〒381-0401 長野県下高井郡山ノ内町平穏7148志賀高原, tel 0269-34-2421; fax 0269-34-2427, lodge[at]ishinoyu.com; http://www.ishinoyu.com/
Outdoor Japan: comprehensive guide to the great Japanese outdoors > Hiking, onsen (spas), cycling, rafting, surfing, scuba diving, rock climbing, with articles on activities, places, resorts. http://www.outdoorjapan.com/index.htm
Snow Japan > Ski resorts in Japan, with hotel info, town guides, current updates on snow conditions, and visitors' reports. http://www.snowjapan.com/e/hotel/index.html
Sound Library > The sounds of walking on ice in Hokkaido, the cry of an owl, the Aomori-Hakodate ferry, cranes mating and whooping it up, and a plaintive foghorn. http://www.dosanko.co.jp/sound/e_index.html
UNESCO World Heritage Sites > Cultural, historical, and architectural sites of international importance. http://www.unesco.org/whc/heritage.html
Karen Brown's Guides > Listings and descriptions of charming country inns, B&Bs, itineraries all over the world. http://www.karenbrown.com/
Centers for Disease Control health warnings > Good to know what bugs await at each destination. http://www.cdc.gov/travel/
State Department travel warnings > Wars, insurrections, terrorism, political instability, and other things that could ruin a trip if one is in the wrong place at the wrong time. Tends to be overly general in identifying locations of trouble, but useful for estimating likely travel delays due to restrictions and ssecurity measures. http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_1764.html Compare with http://www.worldtravelwatch.com/
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Original photogravure etchings seen at this site are available by clicking the order button on any full-screen image page, or from these fine print dealers:
Baltimore: Conrad R Graeber Fine Art, Box 264, Riderwood, Md, U.S.A., tel +1-410-377-6713
Cleveland: Verne Gallery, 2207 Murray Hill Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, U.S.A., tel +1-216-231-8866
San Francisco: Japonesque, 824 Montgomery Street, SF, Ca, U.S.A., tel +1-415 391-8860
Paris: Le Voleur d'images, 9 rue de Saint-Simon Paris 7e, France, tel +18.104.22.168.07.77
Netherlands: Eric van den Ing, Saru Gallery, tel: +31(0)6-2246-4074.
Moscow: Lumiere Brothers Center, 119072, Москва, Болотная набережная д.3 стр.1 (Red October, Bolotnaya emb 3 b. 1, Moscow, Russia, 119072), tel +7-968-451-4019
Vladivostok: Arka Gallery, 5 Svetlanskaya St, Vladivostok, Russia, tel +7-4232-410-526
Yokohama, Japan: 吉田町画廊、〒231-0041 横浜市中区吉田町5-14, ;JR関内駅北口より徒歩7分; Tel 045-252-7240; Yoshidamachi Gallery, Yokohama Naka-ku Yoshidamachi 5-14
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