The Handy Book of Artistic Printing

10 Jun

The Handy Book of Artistic Printing highlights a period throughout the late nineteenth century which is a largely forgotten era of design history. During this period, letterpress printers, engravers, and lithographers challenged the standard mundane methods of traditional design by introducing the style known as “artistic.” This newly redefined style consisted of intricate borders, corner embellishments, and exotic imagery. This book examines and assesses the rise and the fall of the aforementioned elements in design history. Appears to be a very interesting read.

via Princeton Architectural Press

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