Arts & Crafts
For centuries the engraving has played a decisive role in the promotion of culture, and its techniques have fascinated numerous artists who have created lovely pages in the history of art. During the Renaissance, the printing press was invented as a medium for the reproduction of texts and the engraving to illustrate concepts impossible to be expressed in words. In its evolution down to our time, old techniques in engraving have been improved and enriched with numerous variations, such as the personal procedures used by artists like Rembrandt, Goya, Munch, Picasso, Miró and Andy Warhol.
This book contains hundreds of illustrations of the most representative works, as well as numerous step by step descriptions in full detail of the development of each of the techniques, such as intaglio, embossing, additive techniques and, logically, printing.