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Lithography: 200 years of art, history & technique
Once called a "diabolical craft" because of its technical difficulty, lithography has challenged artists every since its invention two centuries ago. Cezanne, Daumier, Delacroix, Gauguin, Giacometti, Goya, Klee, Matisse, Munch, Picasso, Rouault, and Whistler are only a few who were fascinated by the technique. Their lithographs, in black and white and in color, appear ...more
Published November 1988 by Bracken
(first published 1983)
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I actually read coffee table books, at least ones like this. I can't believe I'm the first to shelve this on GR, but that appears to be the case. The blurb calls it the most comprehensive historical and aesthetic study of lithography. If not actually THE, it surely ranks among the top three. It follows the art and craft in several directions: through invention and technical development, historical events and cultural trends, and through the minds of the artists who embraced the technique. There ...more