Lunchtime Lecture: Print Before Photography

This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 31st Jan 2018

For more than 400 years the only way to print any non-typographical image was by hand-cutting a wooden block or a copper plate, and then printing impressions one by one. This generated a huge cross-European industry which depended on highly skilled labour. It was made obsolete 150 years ago by the invention of photomechanical techniques, and is now forgotten by all but a few historians. Antony Griffiths, former Keeper of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum, will discuss this forgotten industry and the remarkable range of its products.

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2018-01-31 2018-01-31 Europe/London Lunchtime Lecture: Print Before Photography Antony Griffiths, former Keeper of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum, will discuss this forgotten industry and the remarkable range of its products. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/01/31/lunchtime-lecture-print-before-photography-161188 Victoria and Albert Museum,Cromwell Road, London,London,London

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