Wellesley, Mass. : Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College ; New Haven : In association with Yale University Press, c2008.
Book — 176 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Triumphs and travesties: printed processions of the sixteenth century / Larry Silver
The oversize print in Italy / Suzanne Boorsch
The triumph of Caesar woodcuts of
1504 and triumphal imagery in Venetian Renaissance books / Lilian Armstrong
Woodcuts as wallpaper: Sebald Beham and large prints from Nuremberg / Alison Stewart
Modular prints: a special case of the assembled woodcut in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries / Stephen Goddard.
"Grand Scale" brings to light rare surviving examples of mural-size prints - a Renaissance art form nearly lost from historical record. The most famous sixteenth-century woodcuts, engravings, and etchings were those done on an intimate scale. Yet artists also worked in an entirely different category of print production, producing mural-size prints that sometimes reached as high as ten feet. This handsome book, which features nearly fifty examples from Italy, Germany, France and the Netherlands, explores these multi-block woodcut and multi-plate engraving ensembles as vital contributions to the visual culture of their time.Comprising five essays, "Grand Scale" documents the relationship of monumental prints to the history of prints in general and also to mapmaking, painting, and book illustration, while addressing image design and modular printing from multiple, repeating blocks. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — xi, 182 pages : illustrations, maps ; 32 cm
This important volume offers the first comprehensive look at the Arthur Ross Collection-more than 1,200 17th- to 20th-century Italian, French, and Spanish prints-and is published to mark the inaugural exhibition of the collection in its new home at the Yale University Art Gallery. Highlights include superb etchings by Canaletto and Tiepolo; the four volumes of Piranesi's Antiquities of Rome, as well as his famous Vedute (Views) and Carceri (Prisons); Goya's Tauromaquia in its first edition of 1816; an extremely rare etching by Edgar Degas; and numerous other 19th-century French prints, by Eugene Delacroix, Honore Daumier, Edouard Manet, Paul Gauguin, Paul Cezanne, and others. The accompanying essays discuss the life of Arthur Ross, a significant philanthropist who funded several arts institutions; the formation of the collection and the art-historical significance of the works; and several thematic approaches to studying the collection, reinforcing its legacy as an important teaching resource. (source: Nielsen Book Data)