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The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy
Edited by: Naoko Takahatake Contributions by: Jonathan Bober Contributions by: Linda Stiber Morenus Contributions by: Antony Griffiths
9783791357393 Hardcover English General Trade ART / History / Renaissance Jul 17, 2018
$79.00 CAD
Active 9.81 x 11.31 x 1.31 in 288 pages 292 Prestel Publishing Prestel
A New York Times Best Art Book of 2018

The art of the chiaroscuro woodcut is celebrated in this groundbreaking and generously illustrated book.


Chiaroscuro woodcuts are among the most immediately appealing of all historic prints, displaying exquisite invention, refined draftsmanship, technical virtuosity, and sumptuous color. Printing two or more woodblocks inked in different tones to create an image, the chiaroscuro woodcut was the earliest, most successful foray into color printing in Europe. Following its invention in Germany, the technique was first adopted around 1516 in Italy where it flourished through the sixteenth century. This novel art form engaged the interests of the most celebrated artists of the Renaissance, including Titian, Raphael, Parmigianino, and Beccafumi, and underwent sophisticated developments in the hands of such master printmakers as Ugo da Carpi, Antonio da Trento, Niccolò Vicentino, and Andrea Andreani. Featuring more than 100 prints and related drawings, this book incorporates pioneering art historical research and scientific analysis to present a comprehensive study of the subject. Essays trace its creative origins and evolution, describing both materials and means of production. Brimming with full-color illustrations of rare and beautiful works, this book offers a fresh interpretation of these remarkable prints, which exemplify the rich imagery of the Italian Renaissance.
Published in association with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

NAOKO TAKAHATAKE is Associate Curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Author Residence: Los Angeles

Publicity: Pitch to art online and print publications (including Artforum, Artnews, and Hyperallergic)

Coordinate social media campaign with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and later the National Gallery of Art

"More than 100 such chiaroscuro prints, including ones after Raphael, Titian and Parmigianino, were on view earlier this year at LACMA...and in the show’s catalog, Ms. Takahatake shows step-by-step how Italian artists made these rich prints. This is an authoritative volume, and a handsome one too, laid out with spare elegance by Green Dragon Office of Los Angeles and printed on caress-inviting matte stock." -The New York Times

"Brimming with full-color illustrations of rare and beautiful works, The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy offers a fresh and informative interpretations of these remarkable prints, which exemplify the rich imagery of the Italian Renaissance -- making it a critically important and highly recommended addition to personal, professional, community, college, and university libraries." -Midwest Book Review


“Takahatake, the curator, offers a sharp surmise in the show’s first-rate catalog:....The book is jam-packed with new, technically oriented scholarship and scientific analysis of the blocks, inks and paper used, which helps untangle the narrative of chiaroscuro printing’s spread.” -Los Angeles Times

“The catalogue, beautifully illustrated with full-color images, is an important addition to the literature on printing.” -College Art Association

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