By Howard Simon

ISBN-10: 0486261700

ISBN-13: 9780486261706

ISBN-10: 0486484653

ISBN-13: 9780486484655

An unequalled treasury of the tools, strategies, and examples of the nice illustrators, this quantity covers 5 centuries of for the published web page. starting from the sunrise of printing to the 20 th century, it bargains operating artists and scholars an unsurpassed reference and resource of concept. It additionally types a pleasant looking e-book for fanatics of paintings and illustrated books.
Starting with 16th-century woodcuts by way of Albrecht Dürer and Hans Holbein, the chronological presentation positive aspects works by means of Goya, Hogarth, Blake, Morris, Doré, Toulouse-Lautrec, Beardsley, and different masters. a short textual content introduces every one part, and the quantity concludes with a global roster of recent artists, categorised by means of state. All that's top and impressive within the box of representation seems the following, during this enormous booklet of sketches, engravings, woodcuts, and lithography.

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It has been a matter of much speculation and comment that Holbein should have been content to spend the last twenty-eight years of his life as court-painter, neither developing nor fully using the gifts so generously endowed him by nature. He did well under the patronage of Henry the Eighth as court-painter but it was not the path to the highest achievement. It is said of the years which followed 1526: “Hitherto with each work accomplished he had conquered a new dominion-made good a step onward and found that every height in his art was attainable, and that not a few had been already gained.

Out of this came one of the most shockingly realistic of all paintings of war. Goya left countless etchings—los Caprichos alone is a series of eighty plates—lithographs and drawings. Their varied subjects inspire horror, and amazement at the artist’s diabolical inventiveness. There are garrotted men, and mothers offering their daughters as prostitutes. There are scenes of the bull ring made with evident enjoyment, the tortures of the Inquisition, and the brutality of the Revolution. All these things charged Goya’s needle with fire.

Augsburg, Nuremberg, Mainz, Bamberg and Frankfort are great names in the history of the printed book. Each had its own school of designers and found its own style in decoration. A tide of books and secular learning swept over Europe; in its wake came the Reformation. It was through the invention of printing, more than through any other development of the time, that Luther was enabled to spread his doctrines. Italy, too, had her day of glory, and the Italian book soon became a thing of beauty. One of the great names in the history of learning is that of Aldus Manutius, scholar, Greek classicist and printer extraordinary.

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