Impressions of Nature
A History of Nature Printing
- Page Count: 192 pages
- Size: 8.7 x 11 inches
- Format: Casebound in cloth w/ dust jacket
- Publication Date: July 2010
- Price: $85
- ISBN: 978-0-9820754-0-1
The printmaking technique of “nature printing” has an illustrious and informative history that dates back to the 13th century. During the 17th and 18th centuries, botanists made nature printing a serious scientific process, especially in the New World. During the 19th century, photographic technology served as another turning point, followed by a great revival of the tradition during the 20th century.
With luscious full-color reproductions of prints from the Middle Ages through today, author and printing history expert Roderick Cave tracks the developments of this process over time, while also focusing on the historical details of the more than 200 illustrations, where they first appeared and the people responsible for them.
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