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Colorful Impressions: The Printmaking Revolution in Eighteenth-Century France Hardcover – November, 2003


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 188 pages
  • Publisher: Lund Humphries Publishers (November 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0853318921
  • ISBN-13: 978-0853318927
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 9.8 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,771,608 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By James on March 24, 2010
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This is one of two books written on this topic in English. The other is "Regency to Empire, French Printmaking 1715-1814" (1984). "Colorful Impressions..." (2004) is an excellent source book for eighteenth century prints and printmakers who practiced their craft between 1750-1800. Essays are: "Color Printing before 1730", "Marketing Colored Prints in Eighteenth Century France", "The Craft of Color Printing" and "A Collector's Perspective". Every outstanding reproduction is in color. Every major printmaker is represented~ Demarteau, Bonnet, Janinet, Descourtis and Debucourt~ as well as secondary printers. Many of these printmakers reproduced works by the leading French painters of the Eighteenth century~ Chardin, Boucher, Fragonard, Watteau. The layout of text with reproductions is stellar! The hardcover binding is firm.
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