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Graphic Arts : Book Resources


Good Introductory Materials

The Oxford Companion to Art / edited by Harold Osborne.
703 O98 [REFERENCE]
A comparatively brief treatment with especially pertinent articles, such as "Graphic Arts" and "Prints." Includes "see also" notes in large type [for related articles].
Encyclopedia of World Art. Volume VI (pp. 666-718).
703 E56 v.6 [REFERENCE]
A more extensive treatment. Here "Graphic Arts" contains references to other articles, e.g., "Engravings" (vol. IV, pp. 747-785), and "Publicity & Advertising" (vol. XI, pp. 782-95), etc.
The Dictionary of Art / editor, Jane Turner.
703 D554Tu, 1996 [INFORMATION DESK]
Known popularly as "Grove's." A very extensive, even exhaustive treatment, especially in the "Prints" article. See Vol. 25, pp. 596-633, which contains extremely good bibliographies.
World Graphic Design : Fifty Years of Advertising Art / by Felix Gluck.
760 G567w [REFERENCE]
How to identify prints : a complete guide to manual and mechanical processes from woodcut to ink jet / Bamber Gascoigne.
760.28 G247h [REFERENCE]
The standard work for determining which techniques have been used to create prints. Includes useful glossaries.
The Encyclopedia of Printmaking Techniques / by Judy Marten.
760.28 MARTIN [NONFICTION]
The Print in the Western World : An Introductory History / Linda C. Hults
769.9 H917pri [REFERENCE & NONFICTION]
A single volume introduction to the history of prints and printmaking, which runs 948 pages and is well-illustrated.
The History of Prints and Printmaking from Dürer to Picasso : a guide to collecting / Ferdinando Salomon.
769.9 S259h [REFERENCE & NONFICTION]
A less massive alternative approach, which runs 303 pages and is a collector/aficionado's dream. It is not a history per se, but a guide to the art and the market, and is copiously illustrated. More up-to-date ideas about monetary values and more contemporary practitioners can be found in a variety of sources, including several mentioned below.

Reading and Research Suggestions

Collectors' Guides

Prints
Currier's Price Guide to American and European Prints at Auction / by William P. Carl & William T. Currier.
769 .12 C976C, 1994 [REFERENCE]
Gordon's Print Price Annual
769.12 G665 [REFERENCE]
Print Collecting / by Silvie Turner
769.12 T952pr [REFERENCE & NONFICTION]
Sports Cards
The Official ... Price Guide to Baseball Cards / by Dr. James Beckett.
769.49796 BECKETT [REFERENCE]
Standard Catalog of Baseball Cards.
769.49796 STANDARD [REFERENCE & NONFICTION]
Standard Catalog of Basketball Cards / price guide editors of Sports Collectors Digest.
769.4976357 STANDARD [REFERENCE & NONFICTION]
Tuff Stuff ... Standard Catalog of Football Cards.
796.33264 [REFERENCE & NONFICTION]
Paper Money
Standard Catalog of World Paper Money
  Vol. 1, Specialized issues.
769 STANDARD [REFERENCE]
  Vol. 2, General issues.
769 STANDARD [REFERENCE]
  Vol. 3, Modern issues.
769 STANDARD [REFERENCE]
Three volumes, covering issues from 1368 AD (Ming Dynasty woodblocks) to date.
Standard Catalog of United States Paper Money / by Chester L. Krause -- 11th-13th ed.
769.55973 STANDARD
 
Stamps
Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue.
769.56 SCOTT [REFERENCE & NONFICTION]
The standard work in North America is now in its 161st edition (2005). In six volumes, with worldwide coverage, 1840-to date, as well as highly specialized USA & Possessions coverage in a separate volume.
Stamp Collecting for Dummies / by Richard L. Sine.
769.56 S616s [NONFICTION]
Among the best general guides to stamp collecting, with tips on online collection help, for instance.

Printmaking History

Prints & People : A Social History of Printed Pictures / A. Hyatt Mayor.
769.9 M473p [REFERENCE]
Contemporary Print: From Pre-Pop to Postmodern / by Susan Tallman.
769.904 T149c [REFERENCE]
Surrealist Prints / edited by Gilbert Kaplan.
769.94074 S962 [REFERENCE & NONFICTION]
The Renaissance Print, 1470-1550 / by David Landau and Peter Parshall.
769.9409024 L253r [REFERENCE]
The Graphic Works of the Impressionists : Manet, Pissaro, Renoir, Cezanne, Sisley / [text by] Jean Leymarie ; catalogue by Michel Melot.
769.944 A1G766 [REFERENCE & NONFICTION]
The Japanese Print : A Historical Guide / Hugo Munsterberg
769.952 A1M969j [NONFICTION]

Individual Printmakers

Andy Warhol Prints : a catalogue raisonné / edited by Frayda Feldman and Jürg Schellmann.
769.924 W275a [REFERENCE]
Blake's Job : William Blake's illustrations of the Book of Job / with an introd. and commentary by S. Foster Damon.
769.942 B636D [NONFICTION]
Albrecht Dürer : Engravings and Etchings / by Campbell Dodgson.
769.943 D955Do, 1926a [NONFICTION]
Kathe Kollwitz : Life in Art / Mina C. Klein, H. Arthur Klein.
769.943 K81Kl [NONFICTION]
Alphonse Mucha : an American collection / Don Kurtz
769.9437 M942Ku [REFERENCE]
Rembrandt Etchings from the Carnegie Museum of Art / Kahren Jones Arbitman
769.9492 R385Ar [REFERENCE & NONFICTION]
Hokusai and Hiroshige : Great Japanese Prints from the James Michener Collection, Honolulu Academy of Arts.
769.952 W585h [REFERENCE & NONFICTION]