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A History of Chromolithography: printed colour for all

By Michael Twyman
British Library £75 / Oak Knoll Press $130, hardback

Since the early 1960s Michael Twyman has contributed to the establishment and improvement of standards of academic teaching and research in the field of printing history and techniques…

Cover of A History of Chromolithography.
Top: ‘Examples of raised and shaded letters for glass and wood signs’, from The sign writer and glass embosser by William and William George Sutherland, (1898), reproduced in Michael Twyman’s A History of Chromolithography: printed colour for all.


Sébastien Morlighem, researcher, writer, lecturer, Barcelona and Amiens

Read the full version in Eye no. 88 vol. 22 2014


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