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My study of the photographed drawings, which proceeds as I move from one project to another, reveals several disappointing facts: many drawings appear at far less than ideal resolution, many seem hastily pinned up, far from level with the camera, and in more than a few cases the camera is not directly opposite the board, resulting in images which are distorted---an easy flaw to discover as architectural drawings made on the drafting board will have reliably parallel horizontal (and vertical) lines.
All of this criticism might be characterized as "looking a gift horse in the mouth" No one is more grateful than I to have these thousands of drawings available for study. The task of mounting and shooting well over fifteen thousand pieces of paper can't have been a walk in the park. Nevertheless it is sobering to find that a once-in-a-lifetime project to record and digitize this treasure might have been rushed, or under-funded, insufficiently supervised or perhaps not carried out in a thoroughly professional fashion. Caveat emptor, in any event ?
If the task had been postponed until now, would today's scanning equipment have enabled the team to dispense with photography altogether ? Is it really too late for a second go-round ? Who would pay for such a project, and would it be easy to convince anyone that it was necessary ?
https://www.scantastik.com/hardware/wid ... 6-ART.html
A device like this would handle the vast majority of the collection. Forty thousand dollars is a bit steep. Perhaps such a device could be rented, or a facility with one of these in its inventory might be willing to sell time on it.
DRN wrote: ↑Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:12 amA fellow FLWBC board member shared this with me:
The Avery Library has scanned and uploaded the black and white photos of many of the Wright drawings to Artstor in the Public Collections:
Because of copyright, the images cannot be downloaded but they can be enlarged.
If you get lost on Artstor, go to Browse the collections and select the Public Collections.
Caution! This can be addictive...please remember to eat and use the bathroom occasionally.
Happy New Year!
I've discovered if you go to print preview, it brings up a new screen, once the image loads you can select copy image address, then paste that in a new tab, then adjust the image size in the address by changing its size ie to "size4 " = (1024 x 844), or what ever size you want - I tried size 5, 6, 7 & 8, but get invalid thumbnail size
https://stor.artstor.org/stor/0c2bdea8- ... 7971_size2
https://stor.artstor.org/stor/0c2bdea8- ... 7971_size4
and I get this
obviously this process is just to help with study purposes, in that you can now how multiple tabs/windows with the various images open to view an compare and study
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