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How to appreciate prints by Frank Weitenkampf (Engraving) PDF book

How to appreciate prints by Frank Weitenkampf (Engraving) PDF book

How to appreciate prints by Frank Weitenkampf

To claim or attempt historical completeness for a book such as the present one would be preposterous. It would be futile to boil down all the facts in the many books on the subject into a compressed, full, and dry record of names and dates.

Numerous data are given, as a matter of course, because they illustrate various general principles on which the appreciation of prints is based. Esthetic criteria are inevitably influenced by the historical and local associations and by technical considerations, and these points must, therefore, be brought out. But the emphasis is on appreciation, and the end in view will be fully realized if the reader is helped to see, whether he eventually agrees or not with the opinions expressed.


The object is not to furnish cut-and-dried invariable rules, but to aid in the development of a critical spirit paired with liberal-mindedness. The various chapters are as independent of each other as they can be (considering the interdependence of the arts) and can, therefore, be read or consulted separately. The index forms a key to all essential facts, including certain topics to which a separate chapter could not be devoted, particularly book illustration, more or less extended references to which occur in nearly every chapter.

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