Inspired by a 1906 panoramic photo of Rochester, New York, Frank Cost captured numerous panoramas of modern-day Rochester over a ten-year period (2002–2011) using a variety of digital technologies. The images were all created by stitching multiple frames together to create the panorama. This oversized book contains over twenty of these stunning images.
Panoramas have been around for a long time, but the presentation and viewing of panoramas remains a challenge. If we try to contain them within the normal dimensions of the standard printed page, they are too small to be clearly seen and enjoyed. The maximum print length of 26 inches available from the Xerox iGen4 digital color press offers a solution, making it possible to present them properly within the pages of a book. This edition is published and distributed by RIT Press through a special arrangement with Fossil Press.
About the Author
Frank Cost is a professor in the School of Photographic Arts & Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology. He seeks new purposes for the perfect ancient medium of the book, now liberated by digital technology. Professor Cost’s research focuses on the impact of digital technology and digital culture on the visual arts and publishing. He is the author of The Pocket Guide to Digital Printing, published by Delmar Cengage Learning, and The New Medium of Print: Material Communication in the Internet Age, published by RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press.