Set In Stone: Lithography in Paris, 1815-1900
Invented around 1796, lithography introduced a new process and new opportunities for the creation and circulation of printed images. Artists, printers, and publishers embraced the new medium for its relative ease and economic advantages as compared with the established printmaking media of woodcut, engraving, and etching.Taking root in Paris around 1815 after the fall of Napoleon’s empire, the art and industry of lithography grew in tandem with the city, as it became Europe’s artistic and urban capital over the course of the nineteenth century. Lithographs played a distinct role in both documenting and advancing (and often satirizing) the various and competing art movements of the period as publishers responded to the unprecedented demand for printed images of all types.
EDITED BY CHRISTINE GIVISKOS
184 pages | 130 color plates |11 x 9 1/2 in.
Copublished with Hirmer Publishing and distributed by University of Chicago Press