Art of the Printmaker: 1500-1860
This book looks at the history of art printing from 1550 to 1860. The cut off date of 1860 reflects the point where printmaking was becoming much more mechanical as opposed to being done mostly by hand. The book, in a highly visual manner, looks at the various printmaking techniques - explains the process involved and shows samples of the work done in the method. Each chapter has introductory information about the specific technique, but most of the story is told through the images and their detailed captions. The result is a beautiful book that clearly explains the processes and shows the fantastic results that were achieved by early printers.
by : Roger Baynton-Williams