THE COLOR EXPLOSION. Jay T. Last.

THE COLOR EXPLOSION.

(Color Printing).

Nineteenth-Century American Lithography

  • (Santa Ana): Hillcrest Press, (2005).
  • large 4to.
  • cloth, dust jacket
  • (iv), 316 pages
  • ISBN: 0914589113

Price: $65.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 90101

"This book documents the explosive development and use of color images in nineteenth-century America and explores the histories of the organizations that produced them. All American lithographers that I have been able to identify as producing graphic images in the nineteenth-century are included, not just those who did color work." (from the preface) An overview of the technical and business aspects of lithography is given, with an emphasis on color lithographic processes and production. There are 400 color illustrations and nearly 900 firms identified. An interesting and useful book.