How Prints Look (Paperback)

By William Ivins

Beacon Press, 9780807066478, 200pp.

Publication Date: August 15, 1987



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.

About the Author

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.

Praise For How Prints Look

'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