PRINT May 1980

Editorial Comment

ARTFORUM’S PRIMARY CARE IS to find, encourage and publish art criticism that engages in the kind of analysis necessary for the intellectual future of advanced art. The specific circumstances surrounding each piece of writing are always different and should always be determined by the writer’s sound judgment regarding research, reference and source.

The evolving history of photography includes enough incidents to reinforce the necessity for a serious consideration, even reconsideration, of the complex properties of the medium. The range of opinions regarding the distinctions between the negative, the image, the unique print, the edition, the publicity print and, finally, the printed page grow more inexhaustible each day. As our understanding of the complexity of photography evolves, so must the set of operational rules which can fairly and functionally accommodate its multiplicity so that,

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