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How To Make Etchings Manual on CD

Etching by goldsmiths and other metal-workers in order to decorate metal items such as guns, armour, cups and plates has been known in Europe since the Middle Ages at least, and may go back to antiquity. The elaborate decoration of armour, in Germany anyway, was an art probably imported from Italy around the end of the 15th century—little earlier than the birth of etching as a printmaking technique.
Etching is the process of using strong acid or mordant to cut into the unprotected parts of a metal surface to create a design in intaglio in the metal (the original process—in modern manufacturing other chemicals may be used on other types of material). As an intaglio method of printmaking it is, along with engraving, the most important technique for old master prints, and remains widely used today.
This is a vintage 66 page digital copy presented in .pdf format on a Gift Quality CD explaining the art of this ancient craft.




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Vintage Catalog

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Vintage Catalog

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vintage catalog

vintage catalog

vintage catalog


Vintage Catalog

vintage catalog

vintage catalog




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