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The Print Before Photography - pr_95201

The Print Before Photography

An introduction to European Printmaking 1550 - 1820

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Copper-plate printmaking, developed alongside Gutenberg's invention of moveable type, was a huge business employing thousands of people, and dominating image production for nearly four centuries across the whole of Europe. Its techniques and influence remained very stable until the nineteenth century, when this world was displaced by new technologies, of which photography was by far the most important. Print Before Photography examines the unrivalled importance of printmaking in its golden age, illustrated through the British Museum's outstanding collection of prints. This unique and significant book is destined to be a leading reference in print scholarship, and will be of interest to anyone with an interest in this era of art history.

Product code: 9780714126951

ISBN 9780714126951
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H288xW245
No. Of Pages 560
Publisher British Museum Press
On Sale Date 20/10/2016
Copper-plate printmaking, developed alongside Gutenberg's invention of moveable type, was a huge business employing thousands of people, and dominating image production for nearly four centuries across Europe. This book examines the importance of printmaking in its golden age, illustrated through the British Museum's collection of prints.