Prints : art and techniques / Susan Lambert.

by Lambert, SusanLooking glass.

Publisher: London : V&A, 2001.Description: 95 pages : illustrations (some colour), facsimiles ; 24cm.ISBN: 185177288X.Subject(s): Prints -- Technique -- History | Prints -- TechniqueLooking glass | Printmaking Technique ProcessNote: Bibliography: pages 94-95. - Includes index.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Ever wondered what the difference is between an engraving and an etching?
Or needed precise definitions of more recent printing innovations?
Illustrated with both colour and black-and-white images, this indispensable guide explains the full range of printmaking techniques.
Based on the collections held at the Victoria & Albert Museum, the guide outlines the development and history of printmaking, past and present. Using examples of work by artists ranging from Hogarth to Warhol, Durer to Gormley, it describes the various methods of producing prints - most of which fall into the four key categories of-
- relief
- intaglio
- planographic
- stencil.
Enlarged details help to illustrate the differing effects that can be achieved and papermaking is also covered, for its effect on the character of an impression.
With its glossary of technical terms and of abbreviations most commonly found in print inscriptions, plus a select bibliography, this invaluable introduction will provide an informed appreciation of printmaking to students and collectors alike.

Bibliography: pages 94-95. - Includes index.

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Library Journal Review

Printmaking spans everything from hand prints on ancient cave walls to Rembrandt's copper etchings of the Virgin and Child and Warhol's soup cans to the potato prints made by today's second grader at the kitchen table. Byrne, a print publisher and curator, here focuses on strictly contemporary uses of etching, aquatint, lithography, and screen printing. He covers both basic techniques and the joint experimentation of artist and master printer, surveying the American print scene with examples from ten of the top North American print houses. Recommended for collections serving advanced students and professionals. Chief curator of the Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, Lambert here offers a very fine, short volume that concentrates on traditional printmaking methods, including relief, intaglio, planographic, and stencil. She uses examples from William Hogarth to Victor Vasarely, drawing on the collections of the V & A. Lambert addresses students and collectors, including a glossary of technical terms, abbreviations found in print inscriptions, and a select bibliography. This is recommended for popular collections but cannot replace John Ross and Clare Romano's essential and far more comprehensive Complete Printmaker. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

CHOICE Review

This updated version of a now-classic manual accompanying the teaching exhibition of original prints in the permanent collection of London's Victoria and Albert Museum offers today's students and collectors a most succinct, complete descriptive approach to the basic techniques in traditional and contemporary printmaking. It includes related essential information about paper qualities, markings, inks, and materials together with a carefully selective, clear glossary of essential terms, and annotated bibliography. In a practical "sized-for-use" format and a brief 95 pages, Lambert (curator, V&A Museum) successfully describes virtually every traditional technique and process of the original print from its earliest appearance to the most current technology of electronically generated images up to 1983. Her meticulous accuracy, coupled with succinct clarity minus undue clutter of detail, is a special and handy on-the-spot value to lay collectors and undergraduate students. The illustrative material, on the other hand, would be far better served in larger format, especially the 21st-century prints. Much visual detail and color validity have been significantly diminished in the reduced sizes of reproduced samples. Nevertheless, Lambert fills gaps in descriptions of processes too often unclear in other volumes. Her annotated bibliography provides follow-up references with excellent pictorial illustrations. Strongly recommended. General readers; lower- and upper-division undergraduates; two-year technical program students. J. L. Leahy emerita, Marygrove College

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Susan Lambert is Chief Curator of the Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings at the V&A.

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