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The Resource The print before photography : an introduction to European printmaking, 1550-1820, Antony Griffiths

The print before photography : an introduction to European printmaking, 1550-1820, Antony Griffiths

Label
The print before photography : an introduction to European printmaking, 1550-1820
Title
The print before photography
Title remainder
an introduction to European printmaking, 1550-1820
Statement of responsibility
Antony Griffiths
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
ERASA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Griffiths, Antony
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Prints
  • Prints, European
  • Prints, European
  • Prints, European
  • Prints
Label
The print before photography : an introduction to European printmaking, 1550-1820, Antony Griffiths
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 501-545) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The European print 1550-1820 -- Part 1: Print production -- The technology and its implications -- The printing capacity of copper plates -- The costs and profitability of new print production -- Lettering, language and text -- The print and the state: censorship, copyright, privileges, taxation and promotion -- Copying prints -- Reprinting plates and blocks -- Colouring prints -- Single sheets, pairs, sets and oeuvres -- Book illustration -- The survival and loss of prints -- Part 2: The European print trade -- The European print trade 1550-1820 -- The participants in the print trade -- The printmaker -- The painter and designer -- The publisher: finance and production -- The publisher: distribution -- Patronage and subsidized publication -- Non-commercial state and private publication -- The printseller -- Marketing, advertising and subscriptions -- The buyer -- Cheap prints and the itinerant trade -- Part 3: The use and understanding of the print -- The variety of the print -- The display and storage or prints -- Print collecting -- The knowledge and literature of prints -- The understanding and usage of the print in the art world -- The hierarchy of the techniques of printmaking -- Coda: The print since 1820
Control code
ocn917376530
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
560 pages
Isbn
9780714126951
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)917376530
Label
The print before photography : an introduction to European printmaking, 1550-1820, Antony Griffiths
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 501-545) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The European print 1550-1820 -- Part 1: Print production -- The technology and its implications -- The printing capacity of copper plates -- The costs and profitability of new print production -- Lettering, language and text -- The print and the state: censorship, copyright, privileges, taxation and promotion -- Copying prints -- Reprinting plates and blocks -- Colouring prints -- Single sheets, pairs, sets and oeuvres -- Book illustration -- The survival and loss of prints -- Part 2: The European print trade -- The European print trade 1550-1820 -- The participants in the print trade -- The printmaker -- The painter and designer -- The publisher: finance and production -- The publisher: distribution -- Patronage and subsidized publication -- Non-commercial state and private publication -- The printseller -- Marketing, advertising and subscriptions -- The buyer -- Cheap prints and the itinerant trade -- Part 3: The use and understanding of the print -- The variety of the print -- The display and storage or prints -- Print collecting -- The knowledge and literature of prints -- The understanding and usage of the print in the art world -- The hierarchy of the techniques of printmaking -- Coda: The print since 1820
Control code
ocn917376530
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
560 pages
Isbn
9780714126951
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)917376530

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