Recommended Reading for the Print-Curious PART I

The product of the author’s decades in the print room of the British Museum, and of a habitually curious mind, Griffiths’ impeccable, erudite book treats prints in their double identity as artworks and as vectors of social activity—economic, technological and political. Apollo magazine named it Book of the Year for 2016, and Charles Suarez Smith wrote: “Not since William Ivins Jr., the curator of the Department of Prints at the Metropolitan Museum from 1916 to 1946, published Prints and Visual Communication (1953) has a museum scholar so transformed the understanding of a field.”1

The most complete and inspiring overview of the wide-ranging questions concerning Western printmaking.
Christian Rümelin

I don’t know if I’ve ever had so many questions answered by a single book.
Britany Salsbury

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  1. From https://www.apollo-magazine.com/book-of-the-year-winner-apollo-awards-2016/. []