Modern etching and engraving

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Charles Holme
Offices of 'The Studio', 1902 - Engraving - 67 pages
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Page 24 - That the space to be covered should always be in proper relation to the means used for covering it.
Page 77 - Abconde. — This is one of the most perfect etchings produced by the modern schools, so perfect, indeed, that if I were restricted to the possession of six modern etchings this should be one of them.
Page 9 - One of the rules of this society declares that " all forms of engraving on metal, whether by the burin, the etching-needle, by mezzotint or aquatint, or by whatever other form (of engraving) the artist may choose as a means of original expression, are understood to be included in the term 'painter-etching.
Page 24 - ... quality. The result is reminiscent of a beautiful sampler, because it has the same simple masses and the same easy execution of simple lines and forms. He practises Whistler's adage: "In art it is criminal to go beyond the means used in its existence." The compositions of these pencilled works are always managed with a keen grasp of the relation of all the parts to his subject. His drawing sometimes is rather stiff and precise, but the picturesque side of his scenes has never been subordinated...
Page 24 - In the foremost group of American painter-etchers stands the work of Charles A. Platt. Distinguished alike for vigorous brilliancy and richness of effect, it shows that he has every variety of technical means at his disposal and is a master of each in some special way.
Page 24 - Her hand is particularly sympathetic to all that is beautiful in foliation and growth of trees, atmospheric or climatic conditions of light, and those subtleties of nature best adapted to expression with the point.
Page 10 - At the same time he admitted that there is no measurement and there are no rules by which the right thing can be recognised off-hand.

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