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THE PRINT BEFORE PHOTOGRAPHY: AN INTRODUCTION TO EUROPEAN PRINTMAKING, 1550-1820. Antony Griffiths. British Museum Press, London, 2016. 560 pp. 30 x 26 cm. ISBN 9780714126951 In English.
Publisher's description: Copper-plate printmaking, developed alongside Gutenberg's invention of moveable type, was a huge business employing thousands of people, and dominating image production for nearly four centuries across the whole of Europe. Its techniques and influence remained very stable until the nineteenth century, when this world was displaced by new technologies, of which photography was by far the most important. Print Before Photography examines the unrivalled importance of printmaking in its golden age, illustrated through the British Museum's outstanding collection of prints. This unique and significant book is destined to be a leading reference in print scholarship, and will be of interest to anyone with an interest in this era of art history.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Several Periods — Graphic Arts (Prints)
Plans: 69,75,68,55
Worldwide Number: 082842
Hardcover $75.00    

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