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A History of Chromolithography: Printed Colour for All

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  • Hardcover: 728 pages
  • Publisher: The British Library Publishing Division (17 Sept. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0712357106
  • ISBN-13: 978-0712357104
  • Product Dimensions: 23.3 x 5.3 x 30.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,164,044 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Professor Michael Twyman is the retired head of the Department of Typography and Graphic Communication at University of Reading. He has written more than 10 other books on the history of printing, including four published by The British Library - Printing 1770 - 1970; The British Library Guide to Printing; Breaking the Mould (The First 100 Years of Lithography); The Encyclopaedia of Ephemera.

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This is a really nice big thick book with coloured pictures in it. You buy one for £68 from Amazon ( or your local new bookseller ). That's quite a lot of money but - here's the thing - it's worth an absolute fortune. I know this because UK_BOOKSTORE_ ask somewhere over £500 billion for theirs! I've written to them to see how much they will pay for my copy. I shall be quite happy to accept 10% of their price so that ought to tempt them. When the money comes through I'm going to buy France, because I like wine and cheese. And the south coast bits.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant, accurate, readable account of an important art. 1 Nov. 2013
By ben35 - Published on
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This huge account and illustration of the development of chromolithography, from the beginning of the technique to its finish as a mature art form, is an irresistible read. It is a complete scholarly treatment of a fascinating world-wide period in a blend of art and technology by a thorough and careful scholar demonstrating complete control of his craft. Not since 'The Democratic Art' by (P. C. Marzio, who dealt with the American history of the field) has there been such a project so well carried out. It is fully illustrated with many familiar and new examples of this important field, and vivid prose to illuminate and clarify the features involved. It is a wonderful volume belonging on the shelf of anyone interested in art and illustration.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Chromolithography Masterpiece 9 Sept. 2015
By George Page - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Michael Twyman's recent book "A History of Chromolithography" is the definitive book on the long history of Chromolithography.
The most extensive research possible, combined with exquisite color printing and beautiful typography, this large book is a pleasure
to hold and explore every possible area of information relating to early Lithography and the gradual development of multi color
printing by skilled artists and gifted printers.

Thank you Michael Twyman for this exhaustive masterpiece!

George Page, Versailles Press Juniper Hills, California
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5.0 out of 5 stars Unique achievement! 14 Dec. 2013
By Geoff, Paris - Published on
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Lovingly researched and written, comprehensively illustrated including detailed zooms, beautifully constructed, designed and printed, it's a scholarly work of graphic art which can also appeal to the general reader, the sort of achievement that comes along only very occasionally. Professor Twyman at his best!
5.0 out of 5 stars recommended a super book 22 April 2014
By raul cabello s - Published on
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recommended a super book, very good editing, printing quality information, it is a book that deserves to be purchased to have a reference of chromolithography and history ..
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 24 Nov. 2014
By malcolm rogers - Published on
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a true encyclopedia on the subject
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