Prints and Printmaking
An Introduction to the History and Techniques
By (author) Antony Griffiths
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Prints and Printmaking by Antony Griffiths
Book DescriptionA 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520207141
(241mm x 190mm x 12mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1996
Country of Publication: United States
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Copper-plate printmaking, developed alongside Gutenberg's invention of moveable type, was a huge business employing thousands of people, and dominating image production for nearly four centuries across Europe. This book examines the importance of printmaking in its golden age, illustrated through the British Museum's collection of prints.
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Author Biography - Antony Griffiths
Antony Griffiths is Keeper of the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum. He is the co-author of "Avant-Garde British Printmaking, 1914-1960" and "German Printmaking in the Age of Goethe." He is the editor of "Landmarks in Print Collecting: Connoisseurs and Donors at the British Museum since 1753."
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