Art / Printmaking

A Century of American Printmaking, 1880-1980
James Watrous

An outstanding collection of American prints

In this sumptuously illustrated history, James Watrous captures the vast panorama of American printmaking in the past century. As he traces the roots and evolution of the art, the story becomes one of prints, people, and events from the printmakers, their artistic conceptions, and works, to the curators, dealers. collectors, critics, printers, workshops, and exhibitions that played crucial supporting roles. The result is both a compelling cultural history and a seminal survey of a major American art form.

James Watrous (1908–1999) was the Oskar Hagen Professor of Art History at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. As an artist he was known especially for his murals and mosaics, and he was the driving force in founding the Elvehjem Museum of Art at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is the author of The Craft of Old-Master Drawings, also published by the University of Wisconsin Press.

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The cover of Watrous's book is black, with an abstract print inset.

Published 1984
344 pgs

240 b/w illus., 49 color illus. 
ISBN-13: 978-0-299-09680-9  
Cloth $45.00 s

This book is out of print.



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