How to Identify Prints / Edition 2

How to Identify Prints / Edition 2

by Bamber Gascoigne
     
 

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.
Is a particular print a woodcut, an etching, or a lithograph? Is it an original stipple… See more details below

Overview

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.
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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500284803
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
05/24/2004
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
425,296
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
How to use this book
Print families
1The three types of print
2Other images known as prints
3Manual prints and process prints
4Monochrome prints and colour prints
Manual prints
5Woodcuts
6Wood engravings
7Metal relief prints
8Modern relief methods
9Engravings
10Etchings
11Drypoints
12Line engravings
13Steel engravings
14Crayon manner and stipple engravings
15Soft ground etchings
16Mezzotints
17Aquatints
18Other total methods in intaglio
19Lithographs
20Transfer lithographs
21Chiaroscuro woodcuts
22Colour woodcuts
23Tinted wood engravings and colour wood engravings
24Relief colour from metal blocks
25Modern relief methods in colour
26Colour mezzotints, aquatints, stipple engravings
27Tinted lithographs
28Colour lithographs
29Baxter prints
30Nelson prints
31New methods in colour
Process prints
32Categories of process print
33Line blocks
34Relief halftones
35Nature prints
36Photogalvanographs
37Line photogravures
38Tone photogravures
39Gravures (machine-printed)
40Collotypes
41Photolithographs
42Relief
43Intaglio
44Planographic
Screenprints and non-prints
45Screenprints
46Monotypes and cliches-verre
47Images with printed text
48Words below the image : what they say
49Words below the image : how they look
50The plate mark
51How the ink lies
52Varieties of line
53Varieties of tone
54Varieties of face
55Differences
56The pleasure of oddities
57Is the image printed?
58Original or reproduction?
59Embossing
60Lift ground
61States
62Ruling machines, multiple tint tools, medal engraving
63Prepared, manufactured and mechanical tints
64Colour print or coloured print?
65Tint or colour?
66Colour from one or more impressions?
67Colour separation
68Register
69How many printed colours?
70Paper
71Process, mechanical : stereotyping
72Process, chemical : electrotyping
73Process, photochemical
74Halftone screens
75Illustrated books
76Postcards
77Banknotes and stamps
78Newspapers and magazines
79Around the house
80A print vocabulary : a guide to consistent usage
81Select bibliography
82The Sherlock Holmes approach
107Glossary - index

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