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The Print in the Western World An Introductory History (Hardcover)

Author:  Linda C. Hults
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0299137007
ISBN-13: 9780299137007
Sku: 30037704
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 14H x 9.5L x 2.25T
Pages:  968
Presents a history of art prints, focusing on such issues as taste, propaganda, and pornography, and describing the impact of works by Rembrandt, Goya, and Picasso *Author: Hults, Linda C. *Subtitle: An Introductory History *Publication Date: 1996/06/15 *Number of Pages: 948 *Binding Type: Hardbound *Language: English *Depth: 2.25 *Width: 9.50 *Height: 14.00
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The Print in the Western World is a comprehensive history of the print from its origins in the fifteenth through the late twentieth century. A source of inspiration to many great painters, such as Titian, Rembrandt, and Manet, printmaking has established its own criteria of aesthetic excellence as well as its own expressive language, both of which are explored here. More than 700 illustrations, forty-nine of them in color, show the evolution of the relief, intaglio, planographic, and stencil processes through the centuries. Giving detailed treatment to the work of five master printmakers - Albrecht Durer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Francisco Goya, Pablo Picasso, and Jasper Johns - the book also discusses in depth numerous other artists such as Martin Schongauer, Andrea Mantegna, Hendrik Goltzius, Jacques Callot, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, William Hogarth, Honore Daumier, Edouard Manet, Paul Gaugin, Edvard Munch, Kathe Kollwitz, Max Ernst, and Andy Warhol. Although its primary focus is the fine art original print, The Print in the Western World also addresses in detail the reproductive tradition in printmaking that reached its peak in the eighteenth century and touches on book illustrations, posters, political satires, and vernacular print such as chromolithographs. Author Linda C. Hults emphasizes the meaning and historical context of prints, the consequences of the print's accessibility to many strata of society, and the relationship among artist, context, subject matter, and technique. The volume includes a glossary of basic printmaking terms, as well as full bibliographies at the end of each chapter, giving readers access to a wide range of recent scholarship on prints.An introduction for art historians, students, and general readers, intended to provide a framework for teaching the history of western prints at the college level. The subject is lost in other art history introductions, and more specific books on printmaking are usually written from the standpoints of printmakers or connoisseurs. This chronological treatment is not limited to technical aspects, but is balanced with examination of the cultural and economic forces behind each medium as it developed, the achievements of individual artists, and the historical and cultural context of the work. Generously illustrated (mostly in b&w). Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.


'A book that should appeal equally to those who study, teach, practice, or collect the graphic arts." - Jane Campbell Hutchinson

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0968
Product attributePublisher:   University of Wisconsin Press
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