The original print : understanding technique in contemporary fine printmaking / by Chris Byrne.

by Byrne, ChrisLooking glass.

Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light, 2002.Description: 128 pages : colour illustrations ; 27cm.ISBN: 1893164144.Subject(s): Prints -- TechniqueLooking glass | Printmaking Fine Art
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A guide to the various techniques of printmaking - among them etching, aquatint, lithography and screenprinting - how they are used and to what effect. Each section begins with an explanation of the processes illustrated within the chapter.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface: Paula McCarthy Panczenko (p. 8)
  • An Overview: Printmaking History and Techniques (p. 11)
  • Relief (p. 17)
  • Intaglio (p. 33)
  • Lithography (p. 61)
  • Screenprinting (p. 103)
  • Contributing Publishers (p. 122)
  • Contributing Artists (p. 125)

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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.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

As an art dealer and curator since the late 1980s, Chris Byrne has worked closely with many of the finest contemporary artists, print publishers and art collectors in North America. From 1990 to 1996, Byrne coowned the Turner and Byrne Gallery in Dallas, Texas