Lists of the many persons responsible for the design
and construction of the Getty Center are given in Making
Architecture: The Getty Center, pages 164-165. All architectural images on this web site
derive from 35mm slides taken by Charles Rhyne, on Fujichrome and Ektachrome
film, 100 ASA, using a Canon A-1 camera with Cannon macro lens FD 50mm
and Cannon zoom lens FD 80-200mm, all handheld. I use a 35mm tilt-shift
lens only for photography of constrained interior spaces. Slides were
scanned onto Kodak Photo CD Portfolio II discs by LUNA Imaging,
Venice, California. The digital images have been adjusted by the photographer
for internet transmission using Adobe Photoshop 4.0. No adjustments were
made to separate parts of any image. An exception is the creation of the
panoramic images, which Greg Haun has accomplished with Photoshop.
The WWW site was designed cooperatively
by Greg Haun and Charles Rhyne. Greg
Haun used the following process: Title, filename, and date
for each image was stored in a tab-delimited table in
Microsoft Word. A Macromedia Director script created html
pages from the table information. Adobe PageMill was used to
design template pages, and BBEdit Lite was used for html
editing and global text changes. Drop-Rename by Bob Bradley
was used to assign file names and Graphic
Converter by Thorsten Lemke was
used to size images and add a copyright logo. Panoramas were
created using Adobe Photoshop and the FloppyLens plug-in filter by Klaus Busse. The web site is located on an Apple Macintosh
server at Reed College.
Charles Rhyne is an art historian
conducting research on the theory and practice of
conservation. I have had a long term interest in visual
images as evidence, recently extended into the field of
digital imagery, for which the publications listed below are
Over the years, for my own research and
student projects, I have photographed works of art and
architecture for which the number and quality of available
images is inadequate for in-depth research. The past two
years, I have begun investigating the usefulness of high
quality digital images, partly through making computer
images available to students under as near ideal conditions
as I can manage and then discussing with them the ways in
which they find the images useful or not. This work has been
sponsored by Reed
College through grants from the
Mellon and Culpeper Foundations.
"Student Evaluation of the Usefulness of
Computer Images in Art History and Related Disciplines,"
Visual Resources, Vol.XIII (1997), pp. 67-81.
"Images as Evidence in Art History and
Related Disciplines," Museums and
the Web: Selected Papers 97, ed.
David Bearman and Jennifer Trant (Pittsburgh: Archives &
Museum Informatics, 1997), pp. 347-361.
"Rethinking Research: The Immense
Potential of Museum Web Sites for Research." Museums and the Web: An International
Conference (Los Angeles, 16-19
March 1997), posted on www site <http://www.archimuse.com/mw97>.
"Computer Images for Research, Teaching,
and Publication in Art History and Related Disciplines,"
Visual Resources, Vol. XII (1996), pp. 19-51. Republished under
the same title as a separate report by the Commission on
Preservation & Access (Washington, DC: January 1996), 12
Charles S. Rhyne
Professor Emeritus, Art History
3203 S.E. Woodstock Blvd.
Portland, OR 97202-8199
voice 503/771-1112 X7469
Greg Haun is an author, artist, teacher,
and multimedia programmer living in Portland. Greg is a fan
of abundant photographic documentation, and his recent web
Collage Interactive, allows
viewers to fade from historic photos of a site into
contemporary views. He is the author of Photoshop
Collage Techniques, published by
Hayden books. He teaches digital imaging courses at the
Pacific Northwest College of Art Continuing Education
Greg loves to telecommute all over the
world, though he gets around the city only by bicycle.
Gregory Cosmo Haun, MS.VS.
Viewers are encouraged to make free use
of these images and text for non-commercial, educational
purposes, with standard attribution. Any use for commercial
gain must have the written approval of Charles Rhyne and
Reed College. Copyright 1997 Charles S. Rhyne and Reed
College, all rights reserved.