Italy Through Another Lens
Dick Arentz spent 35 years exposing film through the bellows of large format view cameras. He printed his images using the 19th century process of platinum and palladium printing, for which he is the recognized master. His books include Platinum & Palladium Printing, 1st and 2nd editions, as well as Nazraeli publications of The Grand Tour and The British Isles.
Now with Italy Through Another Lens he has moved to the 21st century, using the latest technology. His impressions of Italy are indeed, “Though a Different Lens”. He presents a series of images of an Italy not generally seen by Italians or visitors, and which, framed by his unerring eye, radiate with the rich, haunting beauty of Italy. From the Italo-Albanese hill towns in Sicily and Calabria to the little known canals of Milano, the images in this monograph comprise homage to Italy by an artist whose vision has been honed through the decades.
Published by Nazraeli Press, 2010. 77 pages with 43 duotone reproductions. Photography by Dick Arentz. Forward by Lucia A. Gillard. Italian translation by Anna M. Marco.
Signed copies $85.00 plus $5.00 shipping.
Platinum & Palladium Printing, Second Edition
Platinum & Palladium Printing, Second Edition is the only comprehensive work on platinum and palladium printing, one of the easiest of the non-silver processes to learn. The guide offers a number of variations, which the photographer can closely control. Photographers interested in learning, or improving upon this process, will find this book an indispensable resource and reference guide. This is an absolute must-have for professional photographers and printmakers. Collector’s Edition.
Out of Print. Photography by Dick Arentz. Limited signed copies available: contact me for a quote and availability.
I can send the PDF versions to you electronically via Hightail. Please deposit $80 USD in my PayPal account (my e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org) or use the “add to cart” button below. This includes a second PDF, Addendum 2021, 56 pages, covering digital negatives and high-humidity printing. Updated, full-page charts are included. This is not available in the print version. Another of the advantages of the PDF file is that you can print extra pages for the darkroom, while keeping the book intact.
British Isles was published by Nazraeli Press 2001 Hardcover, 12 x 12, 72 pages, 50 duotone plates.
First edition of 1,000 signed casebound copies. Photography by Dick Arentz. Introduction by Bill Jay.
Out of Print.
Limited signed copies available: $85.00 plus $5.00 shipping.
The Grand Tour
The Grand Tour with Essay by Thomas Southall, Curator of Photography at the High Museum. The photographs are taken from six years work in continental Europe. The selections presented are homage to the photographers who, over a century ago, visited and recorded images during their “Grand Tour” of the continent.
“Arentz is simply the best platinum and palladium printer working today.”
Bruce Kurtz, Curator of 20th Century Art, Phoenix Art Museum, 1993.
Nazraeli Press 1998. 20 pages. Hardcover with 26 duotone reproductions of Arentz platinum and palladium prints. Photography by Dick Arentz.
Limited signed copies available: $65.00 plus $5.00 shipping.
Four Corners Country
Four Corners Country is 112 pages with 58 duotone reproductions of Arentz silver gelatin prints. Text by Ian Thompson. The photographs, no longer available as original prints, resulted from the collaboration of Arentz and Thompson from 1977 to 1985.
Many of the images represent cultural and architectural sites in this fragile country that have greatly changed or disappeared entirely over the past 20 years.
University of Arizona Press. 1986/1994. Softcover reissue of 1986 hardcover selected by the Washington Times in their Christmas list of recommended books. Photography by Dick Arentz.
Out of Print. Limited signed copies available: $55.00 plus $5.00 shipping.