How Prints Look
By William Ivins
(Beacon Press, Paperback, 9780807066478, 200pp.)
Publication Date: August 15, 1987
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This unique book is the classic introduction to appearances of various types of prints and the techniques involved in producing them. Combining a rich selection of illustrations with explanatory commentary, the revised edition also includes a new introduction, additional illustrations, and a bibliography.
William M. Ivins Jr. was the curator of prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from 1916 to 1946.
Marjorie B. Cohn is the Phlip and Lynn Straus Conservator of Works of Art on Paper and head conservator at the Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, Harvard University Art Museums.
'The most famous introduction to prints. Through a series of enlarged details of prints in various media, Ivins makes clear the stylistic qualities peculiar to each technique.' - Choice