Further reading

For more titles see Prints and Drawings Catalogues.

This list is only books written in English.

Books on the techniques of printmaking and drawing

General books on printmaking and the history of prints

General books on the history of drawing

Books on the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum

New Publication

J.-P. Stonard, Germany Divided: Baselitz and his generation. From the Duerckheim Collection (London, The British Museum Press, 2013), 192 pp., 150 colour illus.

back to top

 

Books on the techniques of printmaking and drawing

A. Stijnman, Engraving and Etching 1400-2000: a history of the development of manual intaglio printmaking processes (London, Archetype, 2012), 258pp.

P. Goldman, Looking at Prints, Drawings and Watercolours: a guide to technical terms (London, The British Museum Press / Getty, 1994)
64pp., 24 colour, 44 b&w illus.

B. Gascoigne, How to identify prints: a complete guide to manual and mechanical processes from woodcut to inkjet (London, Thames & Hudson 1986)
208pp., 39 colour, 232 b&w illus.

W. Ivins, How prints look: photographs with a commentary (New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art 1943, and later reprints)
164pp., 128 b&w illus.

C. James and others, Old Master Prints and Drawings: a Guide to Preservation and Conservation, translated by Marjorie B.Cohn (Amsterdam University Press, 1997)

S. Lambert, Drawing: Technique and Purpose (London, Victoria and Albert Museum, 1981)

J. Watrous, The Craft of Old Master Drawings (University of Wisconsin Press, 1957)
170pp. numerous b&w illus.

back to top


 

General books on printmaking and the history of prints

A. Griffiths, Prints and Printmaking (London, The British Museum Press, 1996)
contains an extensive bibliography

A.M .Hind, A History of Engraving and Etching from the 15th century to 1914, 3rd ed. (New York 1923, and later reprints)
487pp., 110 b&w illus.

L.C. Hults, The Print in the Western World, an introductory history (University of Wisconsin Press, 1996)
948pp, c.650 b&w, 49 colour illus.

A. Hyatt Mayor, Prints and People, a social history of printed pictures (New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1971)
765pp., 752 b&w illus.

D. Landau and P. Parshall, The Renaissance Print 1470-1550 (Yale University Press, 1994)
448pp., 50 colour, 335 b&w illus.

R. Godfrey, Printmaking in Britain, a general history from the beginnings to the present day, (Oxford, Phaidon Press, 1978)
244pp., 152 b&w illus.

T. Clayton, The English Print 1688-1802 (Yale University Press, 1997)
352pp., 30 colour, 270 b&w illus.

G. Bartrum (ed.), German Romantic prints and drawings from an English private collection (London, Contemporary Editions, 2011) 318pp., 167 colour illus.

S. O'Connell, The Popular Print in England (London, The British Museum Press, 1999)
256pp., 5 colour and 187 b&w illus.

A. Dyson, Pictures to Print, the nineteenth-century engraving trade (London, Farrand Press, 1984)
234 pp., 95 b&w illus.

P. Gilmour, Modern Prints (London, Studio Vista, 1970)
167 pp., 3 colour, 129 b&w illus.

R. Castleman, Prints of the Twentieth Century, a history (London, Thames and Hudson, 1976)
216pp., 179 b&w and colour illus.

M. Timmers (ed.), Impressions of the Twentieth Century: fine art prints from the Victoria & Albert Museum (London, Victoria & Albert Museum, 2001)
176pp., 100 colour plates

M. P. McDonald, The Print Collection of Ferdinand Columbus (1488-1539): a renaissance collector in Seville (London, British Museum Press with the assistance of the Getty Grant Program, 2004)

Two vols with CD: 1,042 pp., 22 colour, 520 b&w illus.

back to top


 

General books on the history of drawing

J. Meder, The Mastery of Drawing, 2 vols., tr. by Winslow Ames (New York, Abaris Press, 1978)
315 b&w illus.

C. Eisler, A Treasury of Great Master Drawings (London, Phaidon Press, 1975)

F. Ames-Lewis, Drawing in Early Renaissance Italy, 2nd edition (New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 2000)

C.C. Bambach, Drawing and Painting in the Italian Renaissance Workshop: Theory and Practice, 1300-1600 (Cambridge, Mass., Yale University Press, 1999)

N. Turner, The Study of Italian Drawings: the contribution of Philip Pouncey (London, The British Museum Press, 1994)
127pp., 97 b&w illus.

M. Hardie, Watercolour Painting in Britain, 3 vols (London, Batsford,1966-8)
numerous b&w illus.

A. Wilton, British Watercolours 1750-1850 (Oxford, Phaidon Press, 1977)
208pp., 170 b&w and collection illus.

A. Wilton & A. Lyles, The Great Age of British Watercolours 1750-1880 (London, Royal Academy of Art, 1993)
326 colour, 54 b&w illus.

H. Chapman, Michelangelo Drawings: Closer to the Master (London, British Museum Press, 2005)
320 pp., 203 colour, 80 b&w illus.

W. Vaughan et al., Samuel Palmer (1805-1881): Vision and Landscape (London, British Museum Press, 2005)
256 pp., 250 colour illus.

Stephen Lloyd and Kim Sloan, The Intimate Portrait: Drawings, Miniatures and Pastels from Ramsay to Lawrence, catalogue of an exhibition at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, October 2008 - February 2009, and at the British Museum, March - May 2009, 272 pp., 226 colour illus.

G. Bartrum (ed.), German Romantic prints and drawings from an English private collection (London, Contemporary Editions, 2011) 318pp., 167 colour illus.

M. McDonald, Renaissance to Goya: Spanish Prints and Drawings(London, The British Museum Press, 2012) 320pp., 350 colour illus.

back to top

 


Books on the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum

A. Griffiths and R. Williams, The Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum: User's Guide (London, The British Museum Press, 1987)
189pp., not illus.

A.E.Popham, A Handbook to the Drawings and Watercolours in the Department of Prints and Drawings (London, The British Museum, 1939)
144pp., 8 b&w illus.

A. Griffiths (ed.), Landmarks in Print Collecting (London, The British Museum Press, 1996)
304pp., 9 colour, 159 b&w illus.

back to top