Auteur(s): Stephen Calloway
Genre: Kunst en Cultuur, geschiedenis, beeldend
Uitgave: hardcover met stofomslag, Engelstalig
Aantal bladzijden: 232
Uitgever: Lutter Worth Press/The Overlook Press, Guildford/Woodstock
1e Druk, Jaartal: 1980
Afmetingen: 293 x 224 x 26 mm
Gewicht: 1280 g + 130 g (verpakking) = 1410 g
Loc: K-01-E-05-26 (5)
English prints for the collector – Stephen Calloway
English prints of the collector is an authoritative introduction for English prints from their beginnings in the fifteenth century to the present day.
Although prints were first used to illustrate books, they were soon made in larger numbers and distributed widely as broadsides. With the development of printing and the introduction of new techniques, they also became immensely popular as decorative objects, serving in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to make the work of leading artists available to an enthusiastic and growing public. Today, prints are as keenly sought after as ever, and large sums are paid for the works of leading artists of all periods.
In this important book, Stephen Calloway surveys the work of all the major artists and engravers and that of many of the lesser known printmakers, setting it in a wider cultural context and examining techniques and styles as well as
subject-matter. He shows in particular how prints have helped to transmit ideas and information of all kinds-political, historical and topographical as well as artistic-and analyses how in turnthe market for prints has influenced both styles -and subjects.
this detailed, fully illustrated study is suplemented by a chapter dealing with the care of prints and how to mount, frame and store them. Also included is a comprehnsive glossary of the diffrent methods and processes of printmaking and the technical terms used to decribe them. A bibliography refers readers to the established catalogus of artists’ work.
English prints of the collector is an essential source of reference and will be invaluable for serious collectors, dealers and students.
Over 250 illustrations, 20 in colour.