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Prints and Printmaking An Introduction to the History and Techniques

ISBN-10: 0520207149
ISBN-13: 9780520207141
Edition: 1996
Authors: Antony Griffiths
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Description: A print is a pictorial image that has been produced by a process that enables it to be multiplied, and many of the best-known works by some of the world's greatest artists are prints. Yet little is understood about this popular art form. Now Antony  More...

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Book details

List price: $38.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 9/1/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 152
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

A print is a pictorial image that has been produced by a process that enables it to be multiplied, and many of the best-known works by some of the world's greatest artists are prints. Yet little is understood about this popular art form. Now Antony Griffiths provides an excellent introduction for anyone who wishes to acquire a basic understanding of prints and printmaking. In succinct and lucid language, he explains the different printmaking techniques and shows both details and whole prints to demonstrate the effects that can be achieved. Woodcuts, engraving, etching, mezzotint, and lithography are among the many processes explained, illustrated, and placed within a historical context. This fully revised and updated edition of the highly praised 1980 British publication is available for the first time in the United States. With its complete glossary, index, and helpful illustrations, Griffiths's book is the essential foundation for an intelligent appreciation of the printmaker's art.

Preface to the Second Edition
What is a Print?
Relief Printing Processes
Woodcut
Linocut
Wood-engraving
Metalcut and Relief Etching
Intaglio Printing Processes
Engraving
Etching
Drypoint
Crayon-manner and Stipple: the dot processes
Mezzotint
Aquatint
Soft-ground Etching
Lithography
Screenprinting
Colour Printing
Colour Woodcut
Colour Intaglio Printing
Colour Lithography
Photomechanical Reproduction Processes
Processes of Relief Printing
Processes of Intaglio Printing
Processes of Surface Printing
Processes of Colour Printing
Catalogues of Prints; Books about Printmaking and the History of Prints
Abbreviations and Lettering
Glossary
Index

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