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How To Identify Prints 2ND Edition

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Is a particular print a woodcut, an etching, or a lithograph? Is it an original stipple engraving or a photogravure reproduction? Is the color printed or added by hand? Arranged in self-contained sections that can be consulted individually or as part of a larger research operation, this book helps identify accurately any printed image. Included are all the manual methods and also the mechanical processes that constitute the vast majority of printed images around us. In all, some ninety different techniques are described, both monochrome and color. Essential aspects of printing history and the printmaking craft receive full coverage, and examples are given of the features that reveal the type of print, such as varieties of line and tone. Of particular interest are the many illustrations of enlarged details showing the different appearance of various techniques under strong magnification. The one great change during the past twenty years has been the high-quality inkjet and laser prints that are now part of everyday life. How can one tell whether an attractive image is valuable in its own right or merely an appealing reproduction? As cheap printing becomes more sophisticated, it inevitably becomes harder to identify correctly an image of this kind. Bamber Gascoigne's new observations in this area, added for this revised edition, will prove invaluable. 275 illustrations, 40 in color.

Book News Annotation:

Containing 272 illustrations (40 in color), this guide for print and book collectors, dealers, and scholars describes some 90 different manual and mechanical techniques for producing prints. The history of printing and the printmaking craft is covered, and numerous examples are given of the identifying features of various types of prints (i.e., woodcuts, lithographs, etc.). The second edition addresses the impact of inkjet and laser printing technology of the last 20 years.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This comprehensive reference work provides all the answers to all the technical questions that constantly arise when trying to identify accurately any kind of print. Some 90 different techniques are described, as well as essential features of printing history and related matters such as colour separation.

Synopsis:

Since its first publication in 1986, this comprehensive guide has established itself as the essential reference book for print and book collectors, dealers in prints and illustrated books, art librarians, art professors and students, and everyone interested in graphic art.

About the Author

Bamber Gascoigne is a widely known broadcaster, author, and publisher.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780500284803
Author:
Gascoigne, Bamber
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Prints
Subject:
Technique
Subject:
Prints -- Technique.
Subject:
Art - General
Edition Number:
2
Publication Date:
20040531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9.80x8.70x.69 in. 1.98 lbs.

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Product details 208 pages Thames & Hudson - English 9780500284803 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This comprehensive reference work provides all the answers to all the technical questions that constantly arise when trying to identify accurately any kind of print. Some 90 different techniques are described, as well as essential features of printing history and related matters such as colour separation.
"Synopsis" by , Since its first publication in 1986, this comprehensive guide has established itself as the essential reference book for print and book collectors, dealers in prints and illustrated books, art librarians, art professors and students, and everyone interested in graphic art.
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