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The Art of Film Projection: A Beginner’s Guide
Rochester, NY: George Eastman Museum, 2019
ISBN 9780935398311
344 pages
25 color illustrations, 111 b&w illustrations

Edited by Paolo Cherchi Usai, Spencer Christiano, Catherine A. Surowiec, Timothy J. Wagner
Foreword by Tacita Dean and Christopher Nolan

A must-have for every cinephile, The Art of Film Projection: A Beginner's Guide is a comprehensive outline of the materials, equipment and knowledge needed to present the magic of cinema to an enthralled audience. Part manual and part manifesto, The Art of Film Projection compiles more than fifty years of expertise from the staff of the George Eastman Museum and the students of the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation into the most complete and accessible guide to film projection ever produced. Written for both the casual enthusiast and the professional projectionist in training, this book demystifies the process of film projection and offers an in-depth understanding of the aesthetic, technical, and historical features of motion pictures. Fully accessible to the layperson, student, technician or scholar, the book is designed to be used: richly illustrated with photographs and easy-to-read diagrams, printed at a size that is easy to carry, and complete with a ribbon bookmark and pages for notes. The Art of Film Projection invites readers to help save the authentic experience of seeing motion pictures on film. Cover illustration courtesy filmprojection21.org.

Selected for the New York Times 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

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Bea Nettles: Harvest of Memory
Rochester, NY, and Austin: George Eastman Museum and University of Texas Press, 2019
ISBN 9781477319253
272 pages 196 color photographs 92 b&w photographs

Edited by Jamie M. Allen and Olivia Lahs-Gonzales
Additional texts by Bea Nettles and Amy L. Powell
Foreword by Bruce Barnes

From her hand-colored, machine-stitched photographic prints to her artist’s books and well-known Mountain Dream Tarot card deck (the first-known photographic treatment of the tarot), Bea Nettles’s work has always upended tradition. Recognized for her innovations in Recent mixed-media photography, Nettles used alternative photographic processes that produced textured works, with subjects including self-portraits; investigations of the body and its relationship to nature and landscape; and the experience of mothering, loss, and aging. A tremendously productive artist, Nettles has received critical acclaim, and her work has become part of museum permanent collections from coast to coast. Published in conjunction with a major retrospective exhibition co-organized by the George Eastman Museum and the Sheldon Art Galleries in St. Louis, Bea Nettles: Harvest of Memory presents for the first time the span of her art across half a century. This beautifully illustrated catalogue features three essays and offers an in-depth look at the life and work of an artist who profoundly illuminates our inner worlds.

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Selected Publications

A selection of the major books published by or in collaboration with the George Eastman Museum since its founding in 1947.

Title Author(s)/Editor(s) Publisher Year ISBN
Bea Nettles: Harvest of Memory Jamie M. Allen and Olivia Lahs-Gonzales, eds., with additional texts by Bea Nettles and Amy L. Powell Rochester, NY, and Austin: George Eastman Museum and University of Texas Press 2019 9781477319253
The Art of Film Projection: A Beginner's Guide Paolo Cherchi Usai, Spencer Christiano, Catherine A. Surowiec, and Timothy J. Wagner, eds., with foreword by Tacita Dean and Christopher Nolan Rochester, NY: George Eastman Museum 2019 9780935398311
Nathan Lyons: In Pursuit of Magic Jamie M. Allen, Lisa Hostetler, and Jessica S. McDonald Rochester, NY, and Austin: George Eastman Museum and University of Texas Press 2019 9781477317877
David Levinthal: War, Myth, Desire Lisa Hostetler, Joanna Marsh, and Dave Hickey Rochester, NY: George Eastman Museum 2018 9780935398304
Colorama Foreword by Rachel E. Andrews, with translation by Kurt Rehkopf (German) and Christèle Jany (French) Kempen, Germany: teNeues 2018 9783961710522
The Photographer in the Garden Jamie M. Allen and Sarah Anne McNear New York: Aperture 2018 9781597113731
Eugene Richards: The Run-On of Time Lisa Hostetler and April M. Watson Kansas City, MO, and Rochester, NY: The Hall Family Foundation in association with The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the George Eastman Museum 2017 9780300227178
A Matter of Memory: Photography as Object in the Digital Age Lisa Hostetler, with contributions by William Green Rochester, NY: George Eastman Museum 2016 9780935398182
The Photographer's Cookbook Lisa Hostetler New York: Aperture; Rochester, NY: George Eastman Museum 2016 9781597113571
Picturing America's National Parks Jamie M. Allen New York: Aperture; Rochester, NY: George Eastman Museum 2016 9781597113564
The Dawn of Technicolor, 1915–1935 James Layton, David Pierce; Paolo Cherchi Usai and Catherine A. Surowiec, eds. Rochester, NY: George Eastman House 2015 9780935398281
Alvin Langdon Coburn Pamela Glasson Roberts Madrid: Fundación Mapfre 2014 9788498444988
Lewis Hine Mónica Fuentes Santos, Luis Miguel García Mora New York: D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers 2012 9781935202769
A History of Photography: From 1839 to the Present William S. Johnson, Mark Rice, Carla Williams; Therese Mulligan and David Wooters, eds. Hong Kong and Los Angeles: Taschen 2011 9783822847770
500 Cameras Todd Gustavson New York: Sterling Signature 2011 9781402780868
Steichen in Color: Portraits, Fashion, and Experiments Joanna Steichen (foreword) New York: Sterling Innovation 2010 9781402760006
Camera: A History of Photography from Daguerreotype to Digital Todd Gustavson New York: Sterling Innovation 2009 9781402756566
Imagining Paradise: The Richard and Ronay Menschel Library at George Eastman House Sheila J Foster, Manfred Heiting, Rachel Stuhlman Göttingen: Steidl 2007 9783865214621
Picturing Eden Deborah Klochko Rochester, NY: George Eastman House; Göttingen: Steidl 2006 9783865212078
Young America: The Daguerreotypes of Southworth & Hawes Grant B. Romer; Brian Wallis, ed. New York: International Center of Photography; Rochester, NY: George Eastman House; Göttingen: Steidl 2005 9783865210661
Colorama: The World’s Largest Photographs from Kodak and the George Eastman House Collection Alison Nordström, Peggy Roalf New York: Aperture 2004 9781931788441
Ansel Adams Jeanne Verhulst, ed. A Coruña: Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza 2003 9788495892034
Alvin Langdon Coburn: 1882–1966 Jeanne Verhulst, ed. A Coruña: Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza 2000 9788489748675
The Photography of Alfred Stieglitz: Georgia O’Keeffe’s Enduring Legacy Therese Mulligan, ed. Rochester, NY: George Eastman House 2000 9780935398236
A Collective Endeavor: The First Fifty Years of George Eastman House   Rochester, NY: George Eastman House 1999 9780935398243
Alvin Langdon Coburn: Photographs 1900–1924 Karl Steinorth, ed. Zürich and New York: Edition Stemmle 1998 9783908161332
Lewis Hine: Passionate Journey, Photographs 1905–1937 Karl Steinorth, ed. Zürich: Edition Stemmle 1996 9783908162551
Pictorialism into Modernism: The Clarence H. White School of Photography Marianne Fulton, ed. New York: Rizzoli 1996 9780847819362
Seeing the Unseen: Dr. Harold E. Edgerton and the Wonders of Strobe Alley Roger R. Bruce, ed. Rochester, NY: George Eastman House 1994 9780935398212
The George Eastman House and Gardens Marianne Fulton Rochester, NY: International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House 1992 9780935398199
Language of Light: Masterworks from the Collection Marianne Fulton Rochester, NY: George Eastman House 1992 9780935398205
Michael A. Smith: A Visual Journey: Photographs from Twenty-Five Years   Revere, PA: Lodima Press 1992 9780960564644
The History of the Japanese Camera Gordon Lewis Rochester, NY: International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, for the Japan Camera and Optical Instruments Inspection and Testing Institute (Tokyo) 1991 9780935398168
Mary Ellen Mark: 25 Years Marianne Fulton, ed. Boston: Little, Brown 1991 9780821218372
Out of the Northwest: Photographs by Lorraine Gilbert, Frank Gohlke, Darius Kinsey   Rochester, NY: Office of University Educational Services, International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House 1991  
A Trip to the Movies: Georges Méliès, Filmmaker and Magician (1861–1938) Paolo Cherchi Usai, ed. Pordenone, Italy: Edizioni Biblioteca dell’Immagine, Le Giornate del Cinema Muto; Rochester NY: International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House 1991  
The Eastman House Gardens: Two Historical Commentaries Elizabeth Brayer, Gerald Allan Doell, M. Christine Klim Doell Rochester, NY: International Museum of Photography 1990  
The Photographers of Lisbon, Portugal, from 1886 to 1914 Luís Pavão Rochester, NY: University Educational Services, International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House 1990  
American Photography, 1839–1900 Janet E. Buerger Rochester, NY: International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House 1989  
Dream Merchants: Making and Selling Films in Hollywood’s Golden Age Jan-Christopher Horak Rochester, NY: International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House 1989 9780935398151
French Daguerreotypes Janet E. Buerger Chicago: University of Chicago Press 1989 9780226079851
The Pictures are a Necessity: Robert Frank in Rochester, NY, November 1988 William S. Johnson Rochester, NY: International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House 1989  
The Art of Persuasion: A History of Advertising Photography Robert A. Sobieszek New York: H. N. Abrams 1988 9780810914698
Eyes of Time: Photojournalism in America Marianne Fulton, ed. Boston: Little, Brown 1988 9780821216576
Amateurs, Photography, and the Mid-Victorian Imagination Grace Seiberling, Carolyn Bloore Chicago: University of Chicago Press 1986 9780226744988
Blacks in America: A Photographic Record Robert A. Mayer Rochester, NY: International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House 1986 9780935398120
Cameron, Her Work and Career Joanne Lukitsh Rochester, NY: International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House 1986 9780935398137
This Edifice Is Colossal: 19th-Century Architectural Photography Robert A. Sobieszek Rochester, NY: International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House 1986 9780935398144
Lucien Clergue: Eros and Thanatos Marianne Fulton, ed. Boston: Little, Brown, in association with the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House 1985 9780821216057
Masterpieces of Photography: From the George Eastman House Collections Robert A. Sobieszek New York: Abbeville Press 1985 9780896595866
The Evolution of the Japanese Camera Phillip L. Condax, Masahiro Tano, Takashi Hibi, William S. Fujimura Rochester, NY: International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House 1984 9780935398113
The Last Decade: The Emergence of Art Photography in the 1890s Janet E. Buerger Rochester, NY: International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House 1984 9780935398090
Rochester: An American Center of Photography Robert A. Sobieszek, Joan Pedzich, Philip L. Condax Rochester, NY: International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House 1984 9780935398106
Particulars: Selections from the Miller-Plummer Collection of Photography Robert A. Sobieszek, ed. Rochester, NY: International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House 1983 9780935398083
Robert Fichter: Photography and Other Questions Robert A. Sobieszek, ed. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press 1983 9780826306746
The Wise Silence: Photographs by Paul Caponigro Marianne Fulton, ed. Boston: New York Graphic Society Books 1983 9780821215487
Color as Form: A History of Color Photography John Upton, ed. Rochester, NY: International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House 1982 9780935398069
The Era of the French Calotype Janet E. Buerger Rochester, NY: International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House 1982 9780935398076
Steichen: A Centennial Tribute Marianne Fulton Margolis Rochester, NY: [International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House] 1979  
An American Century of Photography, 1840-1940: Selections from the 3M/Sipley Collection Robert A Sobieszek Luzern, Switzerland: C. J. Bucher 1978  
Lewis Wickes Hine's Interpretive Photography: the Six Early Projects Jonathan L. Doherty Chicago: University of Chicago Press 1978 9780226691725
Muray's Celebrity Portraits of the Twenties and Thirties: 135 Photographs   New York: Dover Publications 1978 9780486235783
Men at Work: Photographic Studies of Men and Machines   New York: Dover Publications 1977 9780486234755
The Spirit of Fact: the Daguerreotypes of Southworth & Hawes, 1843–1862 Robert A. Sobieszek, Odette M Appel-Heyne, Charles R. Moore Boston: David R. Godine; Rochester: The International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House 1976 9780879231798
New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape Robert Adams, William Jenkins Rochester, NY: International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House 1975  
A Century of Cameras from the Collection of the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House Eaton S. Lothrop Dobbs Ferry, NY: Morgan & Morgan  1973 9780871000446
Airborne Camera: the World from the Air and Outer Space Beaumont Newhall New York: Hastings House 1969 9780803803350
Vision and Expression Nathan Lyons New York: Horizon Press 1969  
Latent Image: The Discovery of Photography Beaumont Newhall Garden City, NY: Doubleday 1967  
The Persistence of Vision Nathan Lyons New York: Horizon Press 1967  
Photography in the Twentieth Century Nathan Lyons New York: Horizon Press, in collaboration with the George Eastman House 1967  
The Daybooks of Edward Weston   New York: Horizon Press 1966  
Photographers on Photography: A Critical Anthology Nathan Lyons Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc. in collaboration with the George Eastman House 1966  
T. H. O'Sullivan: Photographer Beaumont Newhall, Nancy Newhall, Ansel Adams Rochester, NY: George Eastman House, in collaboration with the Amon Carter Museum of Western Art 1966  
Toward a Social Landscape Nathan Lyons New York: Horizon Press, in collaboration with the George Eastman House 1966  
Aaron Siskind, Photographer Aaron Siskind, Nathan Lyons, Henry Holmes Smith, Thomas B. Hess Rochester, NY: George Eastman House 1965  
Frederick H. Evans Beaumont Newhall Rochester, NY: George Eastman House 1964  
The History of Photography from 1839 to the Present Day Beaumont Newhall New York: Museum of Modern Art 1964 9780870703805
Photography 63: An International Exhibition Beaumont Newhall, Nathan Lyons Rochester, NY: George Eastman House 1963  
A Portfolio of Sixteen Photographs Nancy Newhall, Nathan Lyons Rochester, NY: George Eastman House 1962  
Photo Secession: Photography as a Fine Art Robert M. Doty, Beaumont Newhall Rochester, NY: George Eastman House 1960  
Photography at Mid-Century: Tenth Anniversary Exhibition   Rochester, NY: George Eastman House 1959  
On Photography: A Source Book of Photo History in Facsimile Beaumont Newhall Watkins Glen, NY: Century House 1956