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Modern and Contemporary Prints: A Practical Guide
by Phoebe Phillips

ISBN: 9781851494583
PUBLISHER: Antique Collectors' Club Ltd
FORMAT: Hardback
PAGES: 192
PUBLICATION DATE: 1.01.1999
DIMENSIONS: 240mmX205mmX21mm 1012grams

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Art is now part of everyday life. Museums, galleries, art fairs and exhibitions are potent crowd-pullers, the visitors looking for enjoyment and delight as well as instruction and education. Financial advisors suggest art as an investment - especially at the very affordable level of original prints. Yet what if the enthusiastic collector finds that what they bought is not what they thought it was? Can you be sure of the difference between a photographic reproduction and an original lithograph or etching? And when thousands of T-shirts are printed with silkscreen images, when can a silkscreen be a limited edition print? And does a signature guarantee authenticity? What about new technology, too, - how are computer graphics programmes used by artists as well as fakers. Today, more than ever, these and a hundred other questions need accurate answers, to help the collector buy with knowledge as well as enthusiasm. And even if you make a single purchase, the information will multiply your enjoyment and understanding of this thousand-year-old art form. This practical book has been put together with the vital support of international artists, dealers, auction houses, and print publishers. Written in clear language for the new buyer, it also explains terminology which even professional dealers find confusing. A first section offers general advice on every aspect of collecting, featuring a uniqu

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