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Sweetman, Alex John Associate Professor


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  • Primary research is in the area of print media, both photo chemical and photo mechanical reproduction in relation to the photographic image as it has appeared in print and now on screens and in projection. Emphasis is on the rise of visual culture and the development of intermedia art practices viewed from broadly interdisciplinary perspectives. Specialization is in the areas of the visual book as a container and vehicle for the transfer of visual information of all kinds, especially art production. I am currently preparing a study and exhibition on the history of the photography book (including photographically illustrated artists' books and zines) in the United States, 1854 to the present.


  • history and theory of visual media, print media, visual books, especially photo chemical and photo mechanical illustrated books from the 19th and 20th centuries



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