Enraptured by Color

Printmaking in Late 19th-Century France

Edited by Laurence Schmidlin

Enraptured by Color

Edited by Laurence Schmidlin

Distributed for Scheidegger and Spiess

256 pages | 221 color plates | 8 1/2 x 11 1/2
Paper $55.00 ISBN: 9783858817983 Will Publish February 2018 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe
In late nineteenth-century France, more than a century after the introduction of color in printmaking, color became a major factor in the market success of lithography and other printmaking techniques.

Published to accompany a major exhibition at the Musée Jenisch Vevey, Enraptured by Color offers a comprehensive compendium of color printmaking, with examples from all aspects of the trade. In a detailed introduction, curator Laurence Schmidlin takes readers through the process of producing a color engraving and explains the differences between color engravings and color prints. Additional essays, illustrated with rare documents and representative examples from the period, expand on the technical processes behind polychromy, or the use of several colors, and its effect on artistic production in France around 1890. Finally, the book explores, through a wealth of color illustrations, how color was exploited by important artists of the period, such as Pierre Bonnard, Paul Gauguin, Odilon Redon, Paul Signac, Édouard Vuillard, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
 
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