The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0440 Monday, 6 March 2000.
Date: Thursday, 02 Mar 2000 13:40:52 -0500
Subject: 11.0434 Re: MND in Art
Comment: Re: SHK 11.0434 Re: MND in Art
Art Resource in New York, 65 Bleecker St Fl 9, New York, NY 10012-2459,
(212)505-8700 rents and sells slides and photographs from an immense
collection. If you are willing to spend a few bucks you can probably
get what you want in a few days.
But it's not that difficult to make your own slides from photographs in
books using a decent 35 millimeter camera, a tripod, and a couple of
those long thin sandbags you find in manuscript collections (other books
will also work to hold the pages open). Use the basic general purpose
lens, adjust the distance from the book so that the desired image fills
as much of the field as possible, focus, and shoot. A shutter cable
minimizes vibration. The biggest trick is getting a light source that
is bright enough to allow relatively short exposures and that does not
produce reflections from the paper; you may need to try some combination
of natural and artificial light. The slides project best if you mask
the part of the image around the edges of the picture with opaque tape.
Librarians may or may not be willing to let you do this, of course, if
the books don't circulate and you are obliged to work in the library