Monthly Archives: January 2012

Kohei Sugiura: The Japanese Photobook as Object

The brown boxes that arrive on my doormat usually seem quite ordinary and non-descript to my neighbors and mail carrier — standard-issue parcel posts that shrewdly hide incredible treasures that lay dormant within. As I carefully use my matte knife … Continue reading

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Kodak Moments

“You press the button, we do the rest” In 1879 George Eastman went to London to obtain a patent for his plate-coating machine. In 1880 he obtained an American patent for the machine, rented a third floor loft in Rochester … Continue reading

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Delicacies Review

by Tyler Goldfarb, ICP Library midwinter intern Ron Stark’s Delicacies is a humble little book that can be easily looked past because of its physical simplicity. The photographer is almost impossible to find on the Internet, but that doesn’t dismiss … Continue reading

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Consilience: Photographers Operating at the Intersection of Art and Science

Consilience Photographers Operating at the Intersection of Art and Science In many ways, art and science are likely bedfellows. Both support a culture of experimentation that is inspired by curiosity, while attracting individuals interested in generating fresh ideas and forging … Continue reading

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Ed van der Elsken and Eikoh Hosoe: A 30-Year Dialogue

A year ago in this blog, Matthew Carson highlighted some of the lesser-known classics in the ICP Library collection. One of the books he wrote about was Ed van der Elsken’s Sweet Life (1966). As one of my all-time favorite … Continue reading

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