How to identify prints : a complete guide to manual and mechanical processes from woodcut to ink jet.

by Gascoigne, BamberLooking glass.

Publisher: London : Thames and Hudson, [1986]Description: 208]pages in various pagings : illustrations (some colour) ; 26cm.ISBN: 050023454X.Subject(s): Prints -- HistoryLooking glass | Prints -- TechniqueLooking glassNote: Includes bibliographical references.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

A comprehensive reference work for print and art collectors, dealers in prints and illustrated books and people interested in graphic art with no previous knowledge on the subject. It was the result of Bamber Gascoigne's own early experiences in trying to discover which print was what. Looking for precise guidance on problems of identification, he found that there was no book specifically designed to answer that need - so he wrote it.

Includes bibliographical references.

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Library Journal Review

Exquisitely presented and profusely illustrated, this book carries the reader through some technical vocabulary and a ``Sherlock Holmes'' approach to an ability to identify techniques used in graphic images from the invention of the printing press to high technology. The detective approach provides a dimension not normally found in works of art history or graphic arts production. Monochrome and color prints are covered, and variations in relief, intaglio, and planographic prints are thoroughly discussed. There is also a glossary and bibliography. This is a great reference considering the recent interest in art, old photographs, prints, and in collecting and investing in fine art. William A. McIntyre, New Hampshire Vocational-Technical Coll. Lib., Nashua (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

CHOICE Review

This excellent survey of the techniques and procedures used in printmaking describes in beautifully easy-to-understand language virtually every relief, intaglio, and planographic printmaking method. Both monochromatic and color printmaking methods are described and illustrated. Reproduced on high-quality paper, the illustrations are as good as they possibly can be: the different printmaking methods examined often require radically different sorts of paper and paper preparation. The bibliography is quite short, but the glossary and print vocabulary are very useful. This book is the best in the field. Unlike works such as Norman R. Eppink's 101 Prints (CH, Jun '72), Gascoigne's work is not only a superior source of visuals but a happy marriage of excellent technical reportage and fine illustration quality. The strength of the book is the clear and simple description of each technical process. Purportedly an attempt to guide the reader in a search to identify the type of print being examined, this is actually much more than a simple handbook-it is an exceptional introduction to the field of printmaking as a whole. A must for any art collection.-R.M. Labuz, Mohawk Valley Community College

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