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  • By TWM
    Mar 9, 2010
    I can hardly blame the authors, who are photographers and not designers, but the design and layout of this book left something to be desired. Like other books from Lulu, it seems like the book was "designed" using Microsoft Word, meaning that much of the typography is unappealing and difficult to read. Apart from the amateurish layout, there are also a few typos that would have been easily caught by a careful editor. I know this is the shadow world of self-publishing, so perhaps my high expectations are unjustified. But for $38 a pop, I hope the authors will hire a professional designer to do the layout next time around and give this interesting topic the treatment that it deserves. As for the utility of this book for making cyanotypes, it didn't really offer any information that I hadn't already read elsewhere, and the selected prints weren't exactly the best I've seen. So between the redundant content and the uninspired layout, I'm disappointed with this purchase. All in... More > all, if I would have been able to review a printed copy beforehand, I would have saved my money and learned all this stuff via Google.< Less
  • By WENDY CURRIE
    Jan 22, 2008
    "Blueprint to Cyanotypes" This is fantastic book and I rate it 10 out of 10! For anyone starting out in cyanotype it is an excellent guide to making prints. Easy to follow, clear step-by-step instructions with photos and covers everything from mixing chemicals, types of paper or fabric used, exposing the print, different ways of making negatives, photograms, toning, safety etc. I wish it was around when I was learning to do cyanotypes. I strongly recommend it as a teaching resource and will be buying a class set. Wendy
  • By Doug Wade
    Dec 10, 2007
    "What a great book!" I started making cyanotypes just a couple of weeks before this book came out and I'm just shaking my head over how much I had to figure out the hard way. Even just having such high quality pictures of what everything's supposed to look like at every stage would have been a real help. The good news is that it also covers additional topics like toning that I haven't had a chance to try yet and now I feel like I'm ready to take those on!
  • By Jim Read
    Nov 29, 2007
    "Blueprint to Cyanotype" Until I received Malin and Gary's book on Cyanotypes the only information I'd got was the 1947 BJP Almanac which devotes a whole paragraph to the subject, oh yes and a little book of formulae whose recipe was out by a factor of 100! they shall remain nameless :-) The subject is covered in great depth with detailed instruction on every aspect of the process, the work will be a reference book for the newcomer to the process and very useful to those with a good deal of experience. As well as being a superb introduction to the process the book will also be an inspiration to anyone who reads it. Until I read it I'd never tried to tone a Cyanotype, now I've done lots and they look great, as good if not better than Van Dyke Browns. Unlike the silver based processes Cyanotype is also eco friendly using only small amounts of water, a rinse rather than hours of washing. I think that the Cyanotype is well suited to industrial, nude and woodland images, one... More > can obtain a far better impression of the subject, one with more impact than a detailed photograhic print. Thanks Malin & Gary. Jim Read< Less
  • By Malin Fabbri
    Sep 16, 2007
    "Re: Good book for starters" Hi! Thank you for your feedback! It's a beginners guide, so that's why there is information to get started, and also relatively advanced information. An advanced guide is planned, where more toning and experimental processes will be described. Kind regards, Malin
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Product Details

ISBN
9781411698383
Publisher
Malin Fabbri
Published
May 2, 2006
Language
English
Pages
68
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Full color
Weight
0.73 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
8.5 wide x 11 tall
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