Tillim's essay displayed his extensive knowledge about the histories, forms, and uses of various processes, such as photolithography, woodburytype
, heliotype, albertype, photogravure, and the photoengraved halftone process, highlighting his complaint that Benjamin generalized "photography" and "reproduction" beyond usefulness, failing to attend to their specific social and formal realities.
Nasmyth's and James Carpenter's photographs of rather inaccurate plaster models of the moon which, paradoxically, relied on a laborious method called the Woodburytype
process to achieve their grainless surfaces.
The 39 works in this exhibition span Chuck Close's career and will feature limited edition prints (including new revolutionary archival watercolor pigment prints and felt hand stamps, mezzotint, aquatints, etchings, linocuts, screenprints, woodcuts, and paper pulp works), photography (including unique Polaroid prints and daguerreotypes, woodburytypes
, and gridded working maquettes), and large-scale Jacquard tapestries.