The Print Before Photography
An Introduction To European Printmaking 1550-1820
The Print Before Photography is a landmark publication—beautifully illustrated with over 300 prints from the British Museum's renowned collection—which traces the history of printmaking from its earliest days until the arrival of photography. This unique and significant book examines the unrivalled importance of printmaking in its golden age and is destined to be a leading reference in print scholarship and will be of interest to anyone with an interest in this era of art history.
Anthony Griffiths is a leading figure in the field of print history. He spent his career in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum, where he was Keeper between 1991 and 2011. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2000. In 2015, he was Slade Professor of Art at the University of Oxford, where he delivered eight lectures based on the topics in this book. He has written numerous books, exhibition catalogs and articles on prints, and is chairman of the charity that publishes the leading scholarly journal Print Quarterly.
Anthony Griffiths, 2016, Hardcover, 560 Pages. ISBN-13: 978-0-7141-2695-1.