Great Prints & Printmakers / Herman J. Wechsler

Great Prints & Printmakers / Herman J. Wechsler

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REF.PM.2014
244 p. illus., 100 plates (part col.) 33 cm.
1967
Herman J. Wechsler
Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
This book serves as an introduction to the art of printmaking. The author presents how fine prints--woodcuts, engravings, etchings, aquatints, and lithographs--are made, in what ways they are original works of art, and why they have been prized and collected through years. Contains illustrations with brief introductory text for each master of graphic art. Included artists are Mantegna, Schongauer, Durer, Bruegel, Rembrandt, Hogarth, Goya, Blake, Corot, Daumier, Manet, Degas, Cezanne, Redon, Cassatt, Gaugion, van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, Matisse, Braque, Picasso, Chagall and Miro. Table of Contents: Graphic Art--A Definition -- The Fine Print as an Original Work of Art -- Early Prints -- The Subject Matter of Early and Later Prints -- The Traditional Methods of Making Fine Prints -- A Practical Guide to Print Collecting -- The Plates.