Prints Resources

The Piranesi effect

The Piranesi Effect

The Piranesi Effect is a collection of exquisitely illustrated essays on the impact of Piranesi's work throughout the years. The book brings together Australian and international experts who investigate Piranesi's world and its connections to the study of art and the practice of artists today. The Piranesi Effect is available as an e-book through the library catalogue. The work of Italian printmaker Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) has captivated artists, architects and designers for centuries. Although contemporary Australia is a long way from eighteenth-century Rome, it is home to substantial collections of his works, the largest being at the State Library Victoria and the University of Melbourne.

Radicals slayers and villains

Radicals, slayers and villains

Radicals, slayers and villains shows controversial figures from history that have challenged the status-quo and helped shape our world. The striking imagery of these works is captured by significant artists including Dürer, Goya and Rembrandt. Thirty contributors, who have been enthralled by the Print Collection, have penned 60 entries on the works of art on display in the inaugural exhibition in the  Noel Shaw Gallery. Authors range from academics, professionals and students who examine the individuals and themes represented in these extraordinarily powerful woodcuts, etchings and engravings.

Print Matters

Print Matters at the Baillieu

Print Matters is a collection of essays composed by some of the finest print scholars in Australia. They reveal fascinating insights into collectors, collections, and works of art. Inspired by the print collection at the University of Melbourne the publication goes beyond Melbourne, and the authors take us to people, art, buildings and gardens through Australia and the world. These papers are the proceedings from the 2011 symposium of the same title which was held at the University. The volume is essential reading for anyone interested in the state of printmaking arts.

Horizon lines: Marking 50 years of print scholarship

Horizon lines: Marking 50 years of print scholarship

Horizon lines is a collection of compelling essays on Western print practitioners, print collectors and print history from the 15th to the 20th century. It celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Harold Wright and Sarah and William Holmes scholarships. These awards link the University of Melbourne and the British Museum and secure a unique opportunity for print scholars from across Australia and New Zealand to study prints first-hand at the British Museum.

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