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The Print in Italy, 1550-1620

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The years 1550-1620 saw a number of outstanding printmakers working in Italy, among them the Carracci, Federico Barocci, Cornelis Cort, Aegidius Sadeler and Francesco Villamena. Cort and Sadeler were from the Low Countries, and part of what made Italy such a lively centre of printmaking at this time was precisely the very international character of the artists working there. This was also the time when large-scale commercial print publishing was first established, although until 1620 smaller-scale production continued to flourish alongside the larger ventures, resulting in an extraordinary range and variety of high-quality work.; This catalogue, the only existing survey of this period of Italian printmaking in any language, is based around the extensive and hitherto largely unexplored documentary record. In particular, wherever possible, the documentary sources have been matched with surviving prints of the period, in order to establish how the prints were made and the purposes they were designed to serve. Divided into three main sections, the text looks at techniques and materials, the printmakers themselves and their various roles, and the differing impact of the cities where prints were made, in particular Venice and Rome. Some 170 prints are discussed and illustrated, and the book includes biographies of around 100 artists.

A scarce title in good condition.

Item details

Author(s):
Bury, Michael
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2001
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0714126292
ISBN-13:
9780714126296
Number of pages:
248
Publisher:
British Museum

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The years 1550-1620 saw a number of outstanding printmakers working in Italy, among them the Carracci, Federico Barocci, Cornelis Cort, Aegidius Sadeler and Francesco Villamena. Cort and Sadeler were from the Low Countries, and part of what made Italy such a lively centre of printmaking at this time was precisely the very international character of the artists working there. This was also the time when large-scale commercial print publishing was first established, although until 1620 smaller-scale production continued to flourish alongside the larger ventures, resulting in an extraordinary range and variety of high-quality work.; This catalogue, the only existing survey of this period of Italian printmaking in any language, is based around the extensive and hitherto largely unexplored documentary record. In particular, wherever possible, the documentary sources have been matched with surviving prints of the period, in order to establish how the prints were made and the purposes they were designed to serve. Divided into three main sections, the text looks at techniques and materials, the printmakers themselves and their various roles, and the differing impact of the cities where prints were made, in particular Venice and Rome. Some 170 prints are discussed and illustrated, and the book includes biographies of around 100 artists.

A scarce title in good condition.

Author(s):
Bury, Michael
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2001
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0714126292
ISBN-13:
9780714126296
Number of pages:
248
Publisher:
British Museum

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