Todd Walker

and The Rise of the Artists’ Book


Todd Walker (1917–1998) was a resourceful linchpin and catalyst between the West and East coast schools. He set aside his successful commercial photography career that included making Chevrolet automobile advertisements to explore processes and techniques that had been written off by modernist photographers—such as blueprints, collotypes, photolithography, the Sabatier effect, gum printing, and photographic silkscreening—to reexamine figurative themes and the landscape. In 1966 Walker began teaching at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. Three ...

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