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Masson, Georgina: collection of Italian villas and gardens, 1950-1965 | Photographic Archive

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Title: Masson, Georgina: collection of Italian villas and gardens, 1950-1965
ID: 00/AAR.Masson
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Arrangement: The negatives on film are essentially b/w frames, except for 3%, which is in color. The totally 5500 negatives have been housed in single polypropylene envelopes in 12 specific acid-free folders for preservation. All this material is kept in a climate control room.
The collection is arranged by the original progressive negative numbering.

ca. 3800 acetate, 6x6 cm
ca. 1700 acetate, 9x12 cm
20 glass plate, 9x12 cm.

The images (over 5000) have been digitalized at a high resolution for preservation intent and in a medium resolution for consultation. These digitalized images can be consulted on the AAR website and at the Photographic Archive at the American Academy in Rome.
The existing 450 contacts (6x6 cm), b/w and color, are stored in one ring acid-free folder.
Extent: 5387.0 Items
Other Note: Collection in the Millenium-URBS Database: http://www.urbs.org
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Scope and Contents: Marion Johnson used the photographs she did to illustrate her own publications. The subjects of the collection are mainly Italian architecture, villas and gardens, cityscapes and landscapes. Part of the collection of remarkable anthropological interest are the images of costumes, local processions and religious rites (e.g. the areas of Abruzzo and Puglia). Referring specifically to Rome, Georgina Masson's images capture both a vision of classical, medieval and Renaissance architecture and the modern city.


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