The Print before Photography

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Winner of the prestigious Apollo Book Award 2016.

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.

"The Print Before Photography has riches to offer any reader, in any field and at any level of study of European prints." Apollo magazine

"Although richly and rewardingly illustrated, The Print Before Photography cannot be described as a coffee-table book. It is more suited to sit among fine wines and rare liqueurs, for Antony Griffiths is, in the realm of print, the connoisseur's connoisseur." The Daily Telegraph

Staff recommendation:

"A great book for anyone interested in this subject. It's an amazing piece of scholarship, but not at all dry to read. I've dipped in and out and find something new every time." - Vicki, Customer Services

  • Product Code: CMC26951
  • AUTHOR: Anthony Griffiths
  • NUMBER OF PAGES: 560
  • Dimension: 290mm x 245mm
  • SUBTITLE: British Museum
  • Illustrations: Over 300
  • Weight: 2.10 Kg

Winner of the prestigious Apollo Book Award 2016.

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.

"The Print Before Photography has riches to offer any reader, in any field and at any level of study of European prints." Apollo magazine

"Although richly and rewardingly illustrated, The Print Before Photography cannot be described as a coffee-table book. It is more suited to sit among fine wines and rare liqueurs, for Antony Griffiths is, in the realm of print, the connoisseur's connoisseur." The Daily Telegraph

Staff recommendation:

"A great book for anyone interested in this subject. It's an amazing piece of scholarship, but not at all dry to read. I've dipped in and out and find something new every time." - Vicki, Customer Services

  • Product Code: CMC26951
  • AUTHOR: Anthony Griffiths
  • PAGES: 560
  • Weight: 2.10 Kg