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Lithography For Artists - A Complete Account Of How To Grind, Draw Upon, Etch, And Print From The Stone (Paperback) Loot Price: R501
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Lithography For Artists - A Complete Account Of How To Grind, Draw Upon, Etch, And Print From The Stone (Paperback): Bolton...

Lithography For Artists - A Complete Account Of How To Grind, Draw Upon, Etch, And Print From The Stone (Paperback)

Bolton Brown

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LITHOGRAPHY FOR ARTISTS A COMPLETE ACCOUNT OF HOW TO GRIND, DRAW UPON, ETCH, AND PRINT FROM THE STONE, TOGETHER WITH INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING CRAYON, TRANS FERRING, ETC. BY BOLTON BROWN THE SCAMMON LECTURES FOR 192.9. PUBLISHED FOR THE ART INSTITUTE OP CHICAGO BY THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS., CHICAGO, ILLINOIS COPYRIGHT 1930 BY THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 1930 o COMPOSED AND PRINTED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, U. S. A. PREAMBLE IT IS suggested that one who puts out a technical book should begin by telling his public reasons why it should believe what he says. Reluc tantly conforming to this, I will say that I was trained as a painter, also as an etcher, and have paid in time and labor the price necessary to the mas tery of the operations involved in both the art and craft of crayonstone lithography. Here is brought into co-operation an artists lifelong familiar ity with artistic problems and a technical grasp of the craft side of the mat ter from graining the stone to flattening the finished proofs. The British Museum has a practically complete set of my prints, presumably as works of art while in the offices of the heads of several of the best lithographic firms in New York they also may be seen hanging, bought and placed there as examples of craftsmanship. For a year I worked with my stones and presses in London. Then I brought them over to my present home at Woodstock, New York. Here I have gradually rounded out a sufficiently complete equipment Here it is that I have done my private work, and here people sometimes come to study with me. Here in 1919 I put out what I think was the first published offer in thiscountry to teach artistic lithog raphy. When I go down from this rustic retreat to New York, it is general ly to work for the rest of the world write, lecture, print, exhibit whatever comes up to be done. As I have worked making my own lithographs I mean I have kept up a continuous and extensive experimenting with a view to subordinate to my purposes various new substances and methods. The bulk of the infor mation thus obtained has had only a negative value but in a few instances, important inventions of interest to artists generally have resulted. I have not, however, in cases where these are incorporated in succeeding chapters, thought it worth while to cumber my pages with a continual patter of re marks as to how this or that formerly was, or now is, done by others. Any one who wants to may do this and it would be of interest, for sometimes the new usages vary so widely from the old as to constitute almost a new art VII viii PREAMBLE Indeed, when working thus, solely for my own artistic aims, I have found this almost-new lithography more rewarding, more tempting to new fields, more certain of getting results, more lovely in results when got, than I ever dreamed was possible when I began. Probably that particular new contribution which can be most readily appreciated is the one which puts into our hands a power, somewhat like that of the plate printer, to get tints and tones and richnesses by manipula tions of oil and draggings of ink on the copper plate. The lithographic achievement of analogous results is entirely new. The results it is, not the process, which are analogous, for you cannot smear your ink and oil on stone as you can on copper. The means are unique, but the resultsare a richness suggestive of charcoal, mezzotint effects of great beauty, and, as I said, not hitherto obtained, or possible, in lithography. That I have written in a highly condensed and, from a literary point of view, unrewarding style is explained by the fact than any other style would have led on to a book of quite impracticable dimensions...


Imprint: Read Books
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: March 2007
First published: March 2007
Authors: Bolton Brown
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 7mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 132
ISBN-13: 978-1-4067-3158-3
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > The arts: general issues
Books > Arts & Architecture > The arts: general issues > General
LSN: 1-4067-3158-7
Barcode: 9781406731583

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