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Photograph of a rare book in the John Ritblat Gallery
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  • Sean Wilkinson
Article
Date Available
6-18-2014
Creation Date
1999
Creation Location
London (England)
Measurements
97.8 x 82.6 cm (38.5 x 32.5 inches)
Medium
photographic paper
Description

Color photograph of a rare book, by photographer Sean Wilkinson, who joined the faculty of the University of Dayton in 1973. He obtained his B.A. from Antioch College and his M.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design. Sean also studied with notable photographers Minor White, Harry Callahan, and Aaron Siskind. From the photographer--"This picture was made in the John Ritblat Gallery in the British Library, London. The Ritblat Gallery features an extraordinary collection of rare books, maps, letters, and musical scores. Ordinarily, photography is not allowed, but the British Library staff very graciously made an exception when I explained my work on a major project in which I was making photographs in museums of various kinds throughout much of Western Europe. The pictures for this project were made slightly out of focus because I was interested in the suggestion of things rather than in detailed descriptions. It was my intention here to evoke the appearance and power of an ancient book without indicating exactly which book it was." Sean joined the faculty of UD in 1973. He obtained his B.A. from Antioch College and his M.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design. Sean also studied with notable photographers Minor White, Harry Callahan, and Aaron Siskind.

Permission Statement
U.S. and international copyright laws protect this digital resource. Commercial use or distribution of the resource is not permitted without prior permission of the copyright holder. Please contact Roesch Library at the University of Dayton to inquire concerning available permission to use the digital image.
Technique
color photography
Citation Information
Sean Wilkinson. "Photograph of a rare book in the John Ritblat Gallery" (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sean_wilkinson/1/