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Synopsis: This major new book (illustrated with 850 colour illustrations) traces the evolution of chromolithography (lithographic colour printing) from its tentative beginnings in the early nineteenth century to its dominant industrial position in the fifty years before World War 1. The story ends with its gradual decline commercially and revival as an artistic medium in the mid twentieth century. It is the first book to consider the process from a global standpoint and makes connections between developments in various European countries and between Europe and the United States. Chromolithography was applied to a wide range of products - illustrations, posters, ephemera, maps, and reproductions of works of art - and it is argued that it helped to change perceptions of the world by bringing colour to so many walks of life. Chapters are devoted to the trade, and many others to explaining the methods used by chromolithographers, some of which may require readers to suspend their disbelief!
About the Author: Professor Michael Twyman is the retired head of the Department of Typography and Graphic Communication at University of Reading. He has written more than 10 other books on the history of printing, including four published by The British Library - Printing 1770 - 1970; The British Library Guide to Printing; Breaking the Mould (The First 100 Years of Lithography); The Encyclopaedia of Ephemera.
Title: A History of Chromolithography: Printed ...
Publisher: Oak Knoll Pr
Publication Date: 2014
Book Condition: Used: Good
Book Description The British Library Publishing Division, Oak Knoll Books, 2013. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. New in jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 219837
Book Description Oak Knoll Press, New Castle / The British Library, London, 2013. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 728 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. New book. GRAPHIC ARTS. The book is the first since the process was in its heyday to offer a detailed account of how chromolithographs were made, tracing the evolution of this hand-drawn color-printing process from its tentative beginnings in Germany in the early nineteenth century to its spread from Europe to the United States and beyond. Drawing on a variety of sources - manuals, journals, interviews with people in the trade, as well as the products themselves - the author provides fascinating insights into the skills and methods of the chromolithographer. This is also the first book to consider chromolithography from a global standpoint. It gives particular attention to the movement of artists, printers, equipment, materials, products, and ideas across national boundaries, and conceptualizes this with respect to the development of the lithographic trade and its organization. At one end of the market chromolithography met a voracious demand for color printing in everday life; at the other, it was applied to work of real quality: illustrations (for science, art, architecture, and design), reproductions of famous and popular paintings, maps and atlases, facsimilies of manuscripts, book covers, posters, and high-end product catalogues. With 850 color illustrations and an extensive index, this book is an essential resource for those interested in chromolithography. Michael Twyman is Emeritus Professor of Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading, and has played an active role in several societies concerned with printing, particularly the Printing Historical Society and the Ephemera Society. His publications include many articles and book chapters, in addition to over a dozen books, among them: Printing 1770-1970 (1970; 1998), Lithography 1800-1850 (1970), Early lithographed books (1990), Early lithographed music (1996), The British Library guide to printing (1998), Breaking the mould: the first hundred years of lithography (2001), and Images en couleur (2007). (Key Words: Chromolithography, Michael Twyman, Graphic Arts). book. Bookseller Inventory # 80064X11
Book Description Oak Knoll Pr, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 1584563206