How to Identify Prints

A Complete Guide to Manual and Mechanical Processes from Woodcut to Inkjet

Author: Bamber Gascoigne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500284803

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 208

View: 6631

Arranged in self-contained sections the book simplifies accurate identification of any printed image. Included are manual methods, and also the mechanical processes that constitute the vast majority of printed images. Essential aspects of printing history and the printmaking craft are covered and examples are given of the identifying features that help to reveal the type of print.
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How to Identify Prints

A Complete Guide to Manual and Mechanical Processes from Woodcut to Ink Jet

Author: Bamber Gascoigne

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 208

View: 990

How To Identify Prints was welcomed on first publication as a comprehensive and indispensable reference work for print and book collectors, dealers in prints and illustrated books, and indeed anyone interested in graphic art.
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The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art

Author: Gerald W. R. Ward

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195313917

Category: Art

Page: 828

View: 360

Provides over 1400 articles that deal with materials and techniques in art from ancient times to the present, including such media as ceramics, sculpture, metalwork, painting, works on paper, textiles, video, and computer art.
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Prints and Printmaking

An Introduction to the History and Techniques

Author: Antony Griffiths

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520207141

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 2645

Introductory text that touches on the basics of various printmaking techniques and briefly describes the history of each.
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Looking at Prints, Drawings and Watercolours

A Guide to Technical Terms

Author: Paul Goldman

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892368716

Category: Art

Page: 80

View: 3928

With the aid of numerous illustrations, this book defines and explains the techniques, processes and materials used in works of art on paper. It is useful not only to those who wish to increase their understanding and enjoyment of prints, drawings and watercolours, but also to those who are thinking of starting a collection.
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Studying Early Printed Books, 1450-1800

A Practical Guide

Author: Sarah Werner

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 1119049962

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

View: 3565

A comprehensive resource to understanding the hand-press printing of early books Studying Early Printed Books, 1450 - 1800 offers a guide to the fascinating process of how books were printed in the first centuries of the press and shows how the mechanics of making books shapes how we read and understand them. The author offers an insightful overview of how books were made in the hand-press period and then includes an in-depth review of the specific aspects of the printing process. She addresses questions such as: How was paper made? What were different book formats? How did the press work? In addition, the text is filled with illustrative examples that demonstrate how understanding the early processes can be helpful to today’s researchers. Studying Early Printed Books shows the connections between the material form of a book (what it looks like and how it was made), how a book conveys its meaning and how it is used by readers. The author helps readers navigate books by explaining how to tell which parts of a book are the result of early printing practices and which are a result of later changes. The text also offers guidance on: how to approach a book; how to read a catalog record; the difference between using digital facsimiles and books in-hand. This important guide: Reveals how books were made with the advent of the printing press and how they are understood today Offers information on how to use digital reproductions of early printed books as well as how to work in a rare books library Contains a useful glossary and a detailed list of recommended readings Includes a companion website for further research Written for students of book history, materiality of text and history of information, Studying Early Printed Books explores the many aspects of the early printing process of books and explains how their form is understood today.
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Historical Perspectives in the Conservation of Works of Art on Paper

Author: Margaret Holben Ellis

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 1606064320

Category: Art

Page: 524

View: 9573

This book is the seventh in the Readings in Conservation series, which gathers and publishes texts that have been influential in the development of thinking about the conservation of cultural heritage. The present volume provides a selection of more than ninety-five texts tracing the development of the conservation of works of art on paper. Comprehensive and thorough, the book relates how paper conservation has responded to the changing place of prints and drawings in society. The readings include a remarkable range of historical selections from texts such as Renaissance printmaker Ugo da Carpi’s sixteenth-century petition to the Venetian senate on his invention of chiaroscuro, Thomas Churchyard’s 1588 essay in verse “A Sparke of Frendship and Warme Goodwill,” and Robert Bell’s 1773 piece “Observations Relative to the Manufacture of Paper and Printed Books in the Province of Pennsylvania.” These are complemented by influential writings by such figures as A. H. Munsell, Walter Benjamin, and Jacques Derrida, along with a generous representation of recent scholarship. Each reading is introduced by short remarks explaining the rationale for its selection and the principal matters covered, and the book is supplemented with a helpful bibliography. This volume is an indispensable tool for museum curators, conservators, and students and teachers of the conservation of works of art on paper.
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Guide to the Literature of Art History 2

Author: Max Marmor,Alex Ross

Publisher: Amer Library Assn

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 899

View: 675

Among the most engaging genres of scholarly literature, art history and architecture history publications appeal to the eye as well as the intellect. In the late 20th century the literature of art history has been documented by two standard reference bibliographies published by the American Library Association: Mary Chamberlin's Guide to Art Reference Books (ALA 1959), and Guide to the Literature of Art History by Etta Arntzen and Robert Rainwater (ALA Editions, 1980). Now, a new supplementary volume, Guide to the Literature of Art History 2 (ALA Editions, 2004) has arrived to record and annotate the best art and architecture books and journals published worldwide in the last two decades of the 20th century. supplement its predecessor by recording important publications produced primarily in western languages. Adopting the chapter and numbering system of the first volume, GLAH 2 will help art scholars keep abreast of more recent publications in art and architectural history. An expert team of 24 contributors has come together with editors Max Marmor and Alex Ross to produce this significant work, featuring new titles, volumes, editions, and reprints, while providing ample cross referencing to GLAH 1. and Cultural Heritage, which covers the literature of art preservation and art law. Librarians and scholars will welcome the new collection development information, including: The best electronic art and architectural history sources. Cumulative 40-year bibliography of art history literature, with GLAH 1. Critical selection of nearly all literature in art history, primarily in Western European languages, since 1977. Resources for art historians outside their areas of specialization. architectural literature for the last two decades of the 20th century, Guide to the Literature of Art History 2 is the authoritative, must-have resource for all art history students, institutions, and agencies.
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Walford's Guide to Reference Material: Generalia, language and literature, the arts

Author: Albert John Walford,Anthony Chalcraft,Marilyn Mullay,Priscilla Schlicke,Stephen Willis

Publisher: London : Library Association Publishing

ISBN: 9781856043007

Category: Reference

Page: 1186

View: 6847

From its first edition the purpose of Walford has been to identify and evaluate the widest possible range of reference materials. No rigid definition of reference is applied. In addition to the expected bibliographies, indexes, dictionaries, encyclopaedias, and directories, a number of important textbooks and manuals of general practice are included. While the majority of the items are books, Walford is a guide to reference material. Thus periodical articles, microforms, online and CD-ROM sources are all represented. In this volume a particular effort has been made to improve coverage of the latter two categories.
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What is a Book?

The Study of Early Printed Books

Author: Joseph A. Dane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 276

View: 9705

Among other issues, Dane addresses such basic questions as: How do students, bibliographers, and collectors discuss these things? And when is it legitimate to generalize on the basis of particular examples? Dane considers each issue in terms of a practical example or question a reader might confront: How do you identify books on the basis of typography? What is the status of paper evidence? How are the various elements on the page defined? What are the implications of the images available in an online database? And, significantly, how does a scholar's personal experience with books challenge or conform to the standard language of book history and bibliography? Dane's accessible and lively tour of the field is a useful guide for all students of book history, from the beginner to the specialist. "Written with wit and acuity, Joseph A. Dane's What Is a Book? extends his project of teaching aspects of book history to the specialist and nonspecialist reader alike.
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Printmaking Today

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Prints

Page: N.A

View: 9175

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IFAR Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: N.A

View: 5144

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AB Bookman's Weekly

For the Specialist Book World

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Antiquarian booksellers

Page: N.A

View: 1290

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A History of Engraving and Etching

Author: Arthur M. Hind

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486148874

Category: Art

Page: 512

View: 9160

British Museum Keeper of Prints offers complete history, 15th-century to 1914; accomplishments, influences, artistic merit. 111 illustrations. Chapters include: The Earliest Engravers, The Great Masters of Engraving, The Decline of Original Engraving, and more.
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Star Maps

History, Artistry, and Cartography

Author: Nick Kanas

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461409179

Category: Science

Page: 528

View: 304

Until the publication of the first edition of 'Star Maps,' books were either general histories of astronomy using examples of antiquarian celestial maps as illustrations, or catalogs of celestial atlases that failed to trace the flow of sky map development over time. The second edition focuses on the development of contemporary views of the heavens and advances in map-making. It captures the beauty and awe of the heavens through images from antiquarian celestial prints and star atlases. This book uniquely combines a number of features: 1) the history of celestial cartography is traced from ancient to modern times; 2) this development is integrated with contemporary cosmological systems; 3) the artistry of sky maps is shown using beautiful color images from actual celestial atlases and prints; 4) each illustration is accompanied by a legend explaining what is being shown; and 5) the text is written for the lay reader based on the author's experience with writing articles for amateur astronomy and map collector magazines. This updated second edition of 'Star Maps' contains over 50 new pages of text and 44 new images (16 in color), including completely new sections on celestial frontispieces, deep-sky objects, playing card maps, additional cartographers, and modern computerized star maps. There is also expanded material about celestial globes, volvelles, telescopes, and planets and asteroids.
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Ships and seascapes

an introduction to maritime prints, drawings and watercolours

Author: David Cordingly

Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 160

View: 4687

A sweeping historical survey of marine artists and printmakers from earliest times to the present day. Turner, Winslow Homer and the Van de Veldes are included, as well as lesser known artists.
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The Print Before Photography

An Introduction to European Printmaking 1550 - 1820

Author: Antony Griffiths

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780714126951

Category:

Page: 560

View: 958

A landmark publication that catalogues the history and development of the printed image Gutenberg’s invention of moveable type made it possible to print letters. But images could only be printed using two other technologies that were developed alongside letterpress. One depended on wooden blocks which were cut and printed in relief, the other on copper plates into which lines were cut by engraving or etching and were printed on a rolling press.Copper-plate printmaking developed into a huge business employing thousands of people, and dominated image production for nearly four centuries across the whole of Europe.Its processes remained very stable, and a man of 1500 could have walked into a printing shop of 1800 and understood what was going on. During the nineteenth century this world was displaced by new technologies, of which photography was by far the most important.
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Fine Print

Author: Sandra Kirshenbaum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Printing

Page: N.A

View: 2843

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