An Introduction to Art

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To help us all keep on reading over the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing sample chapters, extracts, author interviews and articles here on the Yale Books Blog. Missed our latest post? You can find everything under Time to Read.

Today’s free chapter is  “Printed Pictures” from An Introduction to Art by Charles Harrison. In this chapter, Harrison introduces his readers to key examples of print media such as Intaglio printing, Planographic printing and Japanese woodblock prints; allowing us to gain a better understanding of the processes involved and the unique effects they produce.

An Introduction To Art

By Charles Harrison

“It is hard to think of a book with such a broad range which succeeds as well in equipping beginning students and general readers to think intelligently and fruitfully about art.”
John Hyman, University of Oxford


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