Susanne Anderson-Riedel s book, based on meticulous scholarship and incisive historical interpretation, is a major contribution to the field of art history ... Informed by a critical awareness of contemporary debates and art-historical approaches, the book moves from the particular the tracing of familial lineages, identification of work, and distribution of engravings to the general the debates over the status of engraving, the often complex relations between engravers (and engraving) and painters and sculptors. Dr. Anderson-Riedel s understanding of these relations, in the context of the wider discussion of the copy and the reproduction, makes this work an invaluable addition to our understanding of the general status of representation in the modern period. --Anthony Vidler, Dipl. Arch, PhD, Dean and Professor
Dr. Anderson-Riedel demonstrates convincingly that the debates traced in this study are crucial for the development of art. By challenging the notions of copy and originality, she lays the foundation for the artistic movements of Romanticism and of modern art in general, notably the print as an original work of art. --Michel Melot, ancien directeur du Departement des estampes et de la photographie a la Bibliotheque nationale de France
About the Author
Susanne Anderson-Riedel is assistant professor of the history of art at the University of New Mexico. She studied art history at the Universitat Freiburg, Germany and the University of California, Los Angeles.