hans memling at the frick
Post #667 • November 23, 2005, 7:29 AM • 25 Comments
My review of Hans Memling at the Frick.
Technical: the viewer is an XSLT template, which means the next time I want to create one of these things, I feed a new XML document into it, and the template renames the page, re-creates the page numbers across the top, and formats the text and images automatically. In other words, expect more of these soon. The only glitch is that hyperlinks are not appearing; I've decided that it's not a deal-killer, and I'm working on a solution. In a related problem, I've misunderstood something about the internationalization and UTF-8 encoding, so that I couldn't figure out how to implement diacriticals - Städtische, Musée, etc. Also, it hasn't been tested on any other screen or browser except mine. But for now, onward and upward. The hardest part about doing this again will be preparing the photos.
Speaking of which, people ought to be taking lessons from the Frick on how to put a press kit together: a disk with 14 images, a corresponding list of image info next to little reproductions of the images concerned, a six-page press release, and a comprehensive reprint of wall texts, maps, and object labels. Big thanks to the press office at the Frick.
Next week: Van Gogh and Fra Angelico at the Met.