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The Art of Etching

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This is the first inexpensive republication of probably the finest work on the techniques of etching, drypoint, soft-ground etching, aquatint, and the allied arts. Lumsden, the renowned etcher, Associate of the Royal Scottish Academy, and author of the article on etching technique in the Encyclopaedia Brittanica (14th edition), was unsurpassed in his knowledge of the methods and the background of the art. His work is invaluable for the absolute beginner as well as for more advanced etchers, who will find it a matchless survey of various techniques and a major sourcebook for the history of their art.

Professor Lumsden carefully and clearly explains each step in the creation of an etching, from essential materials to completed proof. Fifty-five figures in the text illustrate each implement and each phase in the process, while 24 annotated plates of etchings by the author exemplify every technique and approach that he discusses. Well acquainted with all the beginner's problems, the author shows you how to prepare etchings at home in the most economical way. He includes many different choices of method and a great variety of recipes and formulas, some dating from medieval times, and many virtually unobtainable elsewhere. His discussion covers grounds and grounding the plate; points, scrapers, burnishers, and gravers; mordants; plan of an etching room; methods of biting; printing; mistakes and their remedy; transferring; aquatint, drypoint, and mezzotint; flattening and mounting; restoring; and every other aspect of etching.

In addition to these valuable practical lessons in etching, the book also features a rich historical survey of the art, illustrated by 105 annotated plates, and containing a full description of each artist's oeuvre and techniques. Fullest coverage is given to the central position of Rembrandt (27 plates) and Goya (8 plates), but such men as Callot, Piranese, Durer, Leyden, Hogarth, Blake, Whistler, and 35 others are also included.

Synopsis:

An expert traces every step in the creation of etchings, from essential materials to completed proof, and presents a rich historical survey of the art. 200 figures and annotated plates.

Synopsis:

Clear, detailed instructions for etching, drypoint, softground, aquatint; from first sketch to print. 200 illus.

Table of Contents

PART I

I. INTRODUCTORY

II. ESSENTIALS

III. THE PLATE

IV. "GROUNDS AND " GROUNDING " THE PLATE"

V. "POINTS, SCRAPERS, BURNISHERS AND GRAVERS"

VI. MORDANTS

VII. LIST OF MATERIALS AND TOOLS

PART II

VIII. PLAN OF AN ETCHING ROOM

IX. METHODS OF BITING

X. PRINTING

XI. ADDITIONAL WORK-MISTAKES AND THEIR REMEDY

XII. "TRANSFERRING-" NEGATIVE " AND " RELIEF " ETCHING"

XIII. "SOFT GROUND, AQUATINT, AND THE PEN METHOD"

XIV. DRYPOINT AND MEZZOTINT

XV. PRINTING PAPERS

XVI. FLATTENING AND MOUNTING

XVII. MILDEW AND RESTORING

XVIII. THE MEDIUM IN RELATION TO THE ARTIST'S IDEA

PART III

XIX. A BRIEF SURVEY OF ETCHERS UP TO THE YEAR 1800

XX. DÜRER AND LUCAS VAN LEYDEN

XXI. REMBRANDT AND VAN DYCK

XXII. GOYA

XXIII. BRITISH ETCHERS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY

XXIV. MERYON AND THE FRENCH REVIVAL

XXV. HADEN AND WHISTLER

XXVI. THE MODERNS

PART IV

XXVII. PERSONAL NOTES BY EMINENT ETCHERS ON THEIR METHODS

INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486200491
Author:
Lumsden, E. S.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Art Instruction
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Graphic Arts
Subject:
Printmaking
Subject:
Arts, fine
Subject:
Dry-point
Subject:
Etching
Subject:
Printmaking - General
Subject:
Techniques - Printmaking
Subject:
Art -- Instruction.
Subject:
etching techniques
Subject:
Engraving
Subject:
Art-Print Making Techniques
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Art Instruction
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.82 lb

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Clear, detailed instructions for etching, drypoint, softground, aquatint; from first sketch to print. 200 illus.

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