Prints and Visual Communication

ISBN-10: 0262590026
ISBN-13: 9780262590020
Edition: 1969 (Reprint)
Authors: William M. Ivins
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Description: The sophistication of the photographic process has had two dramatic results--freeing the artist from the confines of journalistic reproductions and freeing the scientist from the unavoidable imprecision of the artist's prints. So released, both have  More...

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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 1969
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 7/15/1969
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

The sophistication of the photographic process has had two dramatic results--freeing the artist from the confines of journalistic reproductions and freeing the scientist from the unavoidable imprecision of the artist's prints. So released, both have prospered and produced their impressive nineteenth- and twentieth-century outputs. It is this premise that William M. Ivins, Jr., elaborates in Prints and Visual Communication, a history of printmaking from the crudest wood block, through engraving and lithography, to Talbot's discovery of the negative-positive photographic process and its far reaching consequences.

Preface
Introduction
The Blocked Road to Pictorial Communication
The Blocked Road Broken
The Fifteenth Century
Symbolism in Syntax--A Rule of the Road
The Sixteenth Century
The Tyranny of Rule
The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
The Tyranny Broken
The Nineteenth Century
Pictorial Statement without Syntax
The Nineteenth Century
New Reports and New Vision
The Nineteenth Century
Recapitulation
Index

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