Collecting Prints and Drawings in Europe, C. 1500-1750

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Christopher Baker, Caroline Elam, Genevieve Warwick
Ashgate, 2003 - Art - 225 pages
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Prints and drawings have been keenly collected in the west since at least the early sixteenth century. Relatively modest in price, they offered artists, amateurs and collectors of a systematic turn of mind the opportunity to put together collections with a wide representation of different hands, schools and types of subject.Prints and drawings are traditionally treated separately, but their collecting is shown here to raise many inter-related issues. Employing a wide range of methodologies, the essays in this volume offer a number of innovative investigations into the collecting, perception, classification and display of works on paper. Recurring themes include collecting as a statement about identity, and the role of a collection as a locus of social interaction, for the discussion of attribution, technique, subject matter and other historical, artistic and literary issues.Collecting Prints and Drawings in Europe is published in association with the Burlington Magazine.

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CHRISTOPHER BAKER is Professor of English at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, GA.

Sir Michael Levey, formerly Director of the National Gallery, London, is the author of a number of catalogues and books, including Painting and Sculpture in France 1700-1789 (Yale University Press, 1993). CAROLINE ELAM, Andrew W. Mellon Professor, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, was editor of The Burlington Magazine 1987-2002.

Genevieve Warwick is Senior Lecturer in the Art History department at the University of Glasgow.

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