April 29, 2016 Color Printmaking Before 1700 Is Subject of Book Discussion
Press Contact: Guy Lamolinara (202) 707-9217
Public Contact: Center for the Book (202) 707-5221
"In the first handbook of color printmaking before 1700, editors Ad Stijnman and Elizabeth Savage have assembled contributions from 23 researchers to create a new, interdisciplinary paradigm for the history of graphic art. From the first known attempts in the West until the invention of the four-color approach still in use today (blue-red-yellow-black), the book demonstrates that color prints were not rare outliers but essential components of many early modern book, print and visual cultures. The volume draws on the collections of many libraries, including the Library of Congress."
Stijnman will discuss and sign “Printing Colour, 1400-1700: History, Techniques, Functions and Receptions” (Brill, 2015), on Thursday, May 12, at noon in the Montpelier Room, located on the sixth floor of the James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C. This Books & Beyond event is co-sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and the Library’s Prints and Photographs Division. It is free and open to the public; no tickets are required.
Ad Stijnman is a researcher on historical printmaking materials and processes at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. He has published monographs and numerous articles on the practical aspects of historical printing and printmaking techniques, including “Engraving and Etching, 1400-2000,” published in 2012.
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