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Milestones in Colour Printing 1457-1859 By Bamber Gascoigne

Milestones in Colour Printing 1457-1859
by Bamber Gascoigne

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Bamber Gascoigne's broad historical survey explores developments in the history of colour printing from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century. This lavishly illustrated book will be of interest to all students of publishing and printing history, bibliography, as well as art historians.
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Milestones in Colour Printing 1457-1859: With a Bibliography of Nelson Prints by Bamber Gascoigne

In this book, derived from his 1994 Sandars lectures, Bamber Gascoigne concentrates on those areas in the history of colour printing that have yet to receive critical attention. This broad historical survey covers the intaglio colour printing of the seventeenth and eighteenth century, the inventive attempts of nineteenth-century British publishers to achieve cheap, effective colour printing, and the pioneering work of the firm Thomas Nelson and Sons. A catalogue of more than 1,000 British and foreign views published by the firm in their own distinctive technique, the Nelson print, is also provided. Gascoigne links these developments to the wider scientific, cultural, and social currents during the period. This lavishly illustrated book presents with clarity and wit an extensive overview of the emergence of colour printing. It will be of interest to all students of publishing and printing history and bibliography, as well as art historians.

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Milestones in Colour Printing 1457-1859 Reviews


"For the reader interested in a history of nineteenth-century color printing in Britain, Gascoigne's book provides a detailed and knowledgeable exposition of that history." The Eighteenth Century, A Current Bibliography (ECCB)
"More than 20 color plates displaying the astonishing artistry of color printers before the emergence of photographic halftones." J. Bidwell, Choice
"In Milestones in Colour Printing, Gascoigne provides an overview of the achievements of previous generations of color printers who helped to make it viable." Marie Korey, Bibliographical Society of America
"Readers...will be particulary interested in the topic of color printing as a technology applied to the production of scientific images." Henry Lowood, Isis
"This book is a necessary addition to any collection on the history of printing and publishing." John Feather, Publishing Research Quarterly

Table of Contents


Preface; 1. German relief to French intaglio fifteenth-eighteenth century; 2. The beginnings of chromolithography; 3. Towards the penny print in Britain 1834-1859; 4. Nelson and the Nelson prints; Publications with Nelson prints; Index of Nelson prints; Bibliography; Index of books containing Nelson prints.

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GOR010185868
Milestones in Colour Printing 1457-1859: With a Bibliography of Nelson Prints by Bamber Gascoigne
Bamber Gascoigne
The Sandars Lectures in Bibliography
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Cambridge University Press
1997-06-19
133
0521554411
9780521554411
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