Author(s): Paul Goldman
Is a work of art still a work of art if it exists in several hundred identical examples? This illuminating introduction to masterpieces of printmaking reveals why prints can be considered to be every bit as original as any other visual art form. Offering a fresh look at printmaking, this stunningly illustrated book explores through magnified details the subtle differences in texture, shading, line, tone and colour that an artist can achieve in engravings, etchings, lithography and screen printing. The book discusses forty-five individual prints to highlight the genius of major historical and contemporary printmakers such as Durer, Rembrandt, Goya, Cezanne, Edward Hopper and Chuck Close. "Master Prints Close-Up" also includes a glossary of printmaking techniques, together with indicators for recognising them.