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    How to Identify Prints: A Complete Guide to Manual and Mechanical Processes from Woodcut to Inkjet (Paperback) By (author) Bamber Gascoigne

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    DescriptionThis comprehensive reference work provides all the answers to all the technical questions that constantly arise when trying to identify accurately any kind of print. Is the print in my hand a woodcut, an etching or a lithograph? Is it a stipple engraving or a photogravure reproduction? The book is arranged in sections which can be consulted individually or as part of a larger detective operation. Some ninety different techniques are described, as well as essential features of printing history and related matters such as paper, plate marks, states and the principles of colour separation. A special section entitled 'The Sherlock Holmes Approach' leads the reader with no previous knowledge towards the correct answer, while cross-referencing between sections provides a sequence of clues on some unusual kinds of print which even the expert will find revealing. A key feature of the book is the many illustrations of enlarged details showing the different appearance of various techniques under strong magnification. A glossary provides a clear guide to terminology and to the book itself, completing an unrivalled and indispensable work of reference.

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    How to Identify Prints
    A Complete Guide to Manual and Mechanical Processes from Woodcut to Inkjet
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bamber Gascoigne
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 218 mm
    Height: 248 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 921 g
    ISBN 13: 9780500284803
    ISBN 10: 0500284806

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AFH
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 06
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15820
    Libri: I-AT
    B&T General Subject: 120
    BISAC V2.8: ART025000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 760/.28
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 760.28
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: ANT005000, ANT002000
    B&T Approval Code: A03600000
    BISAC V2.8: ART048000, ART024000
    LC classification: NE850.G37, NE850 .G37 2004
    Thema V1.0: GBC, AB, AFH, WCS, WCU
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    272 illustrations, 40 in colour
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Imprint name
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Publication date
    17 May 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Bamber Gascoigne is a widely known broadcaster, author and publisher. He presented University Challenge from 1962-87. Among his other books are Twentieth-Century Drama and The Encyclopaedia of Britain.
    Review quote
    "An exceptional introduction to the field of printmaking as a whole. A must for any art collection."