The Mezzotint: History and Technique

Wax, Carol

Published by Harry N Abrams, 1990
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Synopsis: First edition. History of mezzotint: its origins in the 17th century, rise and fall in the 18th and 19th centuries, and revival as a medium of artistic expression in the 20th century. Followed by a section on the making of mezzotints: plate making, proofing, printing, alterations, special effects, color, etc. There are over 300 illustrations 25 in color , of mezzotints, mezzotint proofs or variants, and, in the second part, details of plates. Line drawings illustrating techniques accompany the second part. The author is a mezzotint artist. Includes a list of suppliers, bibliography and index. With the bookplate and pencil signature of Gavin Bridson. 296 pages. cloth, dust jacket.. small 4to..

From Library Journal: Mezzotint is an intaglio printmaking process particularly suited to the rendering of tonal gradations that was used from the 17th through the 19th centuries to create reproductions of paintings. With the widespread adoption of photographic reproductive methods, mezzotint use shifted to the creation of original images. Wax, who is a mezzotint artist, has combined a history of mezzotint with instructions for artists who wish to work in mezzotint today. Like the mezzotint process, Wax's text is painstaking and requires patience to complete, but she provides a wealth of information on one of today's lesser-known printmaking processes. The volume is well illustrated and is suitable for interested laypersons and art historians as well as practicing artists.
- Kathryn W. Finkelstein, M.Ln., Cincinnati
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Title: The Mezzotint: History and Technique
Publisher: Harry N Abrams
Publication Date: 1990
Book Condition: Good
Edition: First Edition.

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