Chiaroscuro Woodcuts: Masterpieces of Renaissance Printmaking

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Chiaroscuro Woodcuts: Masterpieces of Renaissance Printmaking

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Chiaroscuro Woodcuts: Masterpieces of Renaissance Printmaking:

  • During the 16th century, a revolutionary printing process was developed in Northern Europe, allowing artists to produce color effects never before seen in printed media. The chiaroscuro woodcut added tonal blocks to the black line block to create an interplay of light and dark.

Published May 27, 2014. Hardcover. 224 pages

Measurements: 9½" x 11¼"

Brand: Abrams

Origin: United Kingdom

Founded in 1949, Abrams has the distinction of being the first publishing house in the United States to specialize in art and illustrated books. Today the New York-based company maintains seven imprints and counts writer Susan Orlean, photographer Richard Avedon, and graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister among its stable of authors. Abrams catalogs list beautifully designed volumes that contain everything from cooking, architecture, decoration, sports and entertainment, pop culture, and children’s comics.