The Renaissance Print, 1470-1550 / Edition 1

The Renaissance Print, 1470-1550 / Edition 1

by David Landau, Peter Parshall
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300068832

ISBN-13: 9780300068832

Pub. Date: 09/28/1996

Publisher: Yale University Press

In this book, David Landau and Peter Parshall give the most complete account ever written of the ways in which Renaissance prints were produced, distributed, and acquired. Examining documentary evidence and many individual prints, this remarkable book provides an integrated view of the Renaissance print as a social and artistic enterprise and re-evaluates the…  See more details below

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In this book, David Landau and Peter Parshall give the most complete account ever written of the ways in which Renaissance prints were produced, distributed, and acquired. Examining documentary evidence and many individual prints, this remarkable book provides an integrated view of the Renaissance print as a social and artistic enterprise and re-evaluates the achievements of the most influential phase in the history of European printmaking.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300068832
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
9.65(w) x 11.21(h) x 1.12(d)

Table of Contents

IFraming the Renaissance Print1
IICraft Guilds, Workshops, and Supplies7
Printmakers and the Organized Crafts7
The Printmaker's Workshop and Its Necessities12
Paper: The Printmaker's Ground15
Blocks and Plates: The Printmaker's Matrix21
Printmaking Presses28
Production Rates, Costs, and Market Value30
IIIHow Prints Became Works of Art: The First Generation33
Book Illustration and Specialization in the Woodcut Trade33
Anton Koberger's Enterprise38
Anton Kolb and Jacopo De' Barbari: Northern Enterprise Abroad43
Northern Engraving and the Inventions of the Master ES46
Martin Schongauer: His Innovation and His Imitators50
Israhel Van Meckenem: Entrepreneurial Printmaker and Pirate56
Early Traces of Print Collecting64
The Development of a Tonal System65
The Impression as a Work of Art78
Prints as Competitors of Paintings81
The Market91
IVFrom Collaboration to Reproduction in Italy103
The Early Years104
Marcantonio, Agostino Veneziano, and Marco Dente120
Titian, Parmigianino, and Rosso and Their Collaboration With Ugo Da Carpi, Caraglio, and Antonio Da Trento146
The Birth of the Reproductive Print162
VThe Cultivation of the Woodcut in the North169
The Refinement of the Single-Leaf Woodcut: 1500-1512169
The First Masters170
Color Printing179
Altdorfer and the Miniature Woodcut202
Emperor Maximilian's Woodcut Projects206
Maximilian's Block Cutters Thereafter211
Corner Presses and Their Public219
Mural Woodcuts and Their Proper Walls231
Prints and Facts: The Specialized Markets237
VIArtistic Experiment and the Collector's Print260
The Innovators and Their Followers261
Italian Printmakers: Their Milieu and the Market284
Print Publishing in Italy298
Northern Engraving: The Refinement of the Art310
Etching: The Failed Experiment323
Northern Printmakers: Their Milieu and the Market347
VIIEpilogue359
Appendix: Currencies, Values, and Wages369
Abbreviations372
Notes to the Text373
Bibliography415
Index429

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