"This book illustrates the work of over 150 printmakers, from the early 1400s to the present day." -- front panel of book jacket
Includes 86 reproductions in full colour and 252 illustrations in black and white.
Table of Contents -- Part I : The Nature and Role of the Print / Michel Melot, trans. by Helga Harrison and Dennis Corbyn -- Definition, Function and Language of the Print -- Produce and Work of Art -- An Art of the Bourgeoisie -- Industrialized Pictures and their Effect on the Print -- Part II : The Art and Hand of the Printmakers / Anthony Griffiths -- Part II : Contemporary Trends / Richard S. Field -- Notes -- Glossary of Technical Terms / Andre Beguin, trans. by Giulia Bartrum -- Bibliography -- List of Illustrations -- Index of Names and Places