The Book of Fine Prints: An Anthology of Printed Pictures and Introduction to the Study of Graphic Art in the West and the East / Carl Zigrosser


499 p. : ill. (555 leaves of plates) ; 24 cm.
Carl Zigrosser
Crown Publishers Inc.
Fourth Printing. Revised Edition. "A comprehensive and lavishly illustrated work covering the history of prints and printmaking throughout the world, from the first 'rubbings' in China more than ten centuries ago to today's etchings, lithographs, aquatints, woodcuts, engravings, silk-screen and other prints, including Chinese and Japanese prints. ...And there are reproductions of more than 600 of the world's best prints in public and private collections."--front flap Table of Contents: Introduction -- The End of Gothic -- The Renaissance -- Seventeenth Century -- Eighteenth Century -- Nineteenth Century -- Twentieth Century -- China and Japan. Includes a section on Chinese Dynasties and Japanese Chronology. Also includes annotated bibliography and index of plates.