The Simple Art: Printed Images in an Age of Magnificence
by Patricia Emison
Art Gallery University of New Hampshire, 2006
excerpt from book cover: Essay and catalog entries on 16th-century Italian prints from New England college collections, selected to show the range and quality of kinds of printed imagery during this pivotal period. Fully illustrated and accompanied by an extensive essay, an introduction to the fundamental subject of how mechanical reproduction has affected the history of art. It examines the Renaissance through its most distinctively modern and most consistently overlooked aspect, the printed and often collaborative image.
"refreshing in its scale, focus, intelligence, readability, and affordability.'' W.E. Wallace, Choice, Feb. 2007
"intriguing and original selection" Michael Bury, Print Quarterly, XXIV, 2007.
"While her essay will engage the general reader as well as the expert, Emison's catalogue entries...provide a mine of information for art historians in particular." Sharon Gregory, Renaissance Studies
Available for purchase at The Art Gallery at the University of New Hampshire at http://www.unh.edu/art-gallery/pubs.html