Print Quarterly is the leading international journal dedicated to the art of the print from its origins to the present. It is peer-reviewed.
The Journal publishes recent scholarship on a wide range of topics, including printmakers, iconography, social and cultural history, popular culture, print collecting, book illustration, decorative prints, and techniques such as engraving, etching, woodcutting, lithography and digital printmaking.
The Journal strives to cover Asian, Latin American and African printmaking as well as the Western tradition.
Founded in 1984 by David Landau, who served as Print Quarterly’s first editor for twenty-seven years, and an editorial board consisting of notable academics and curators of graphic arts, the Journal continues to feature substantial articles, shorter notices and a comprehensive section of catalogue and book reviews. In addition, the notes section consists of brief comments ranging in length from a paragraph to several pages.
Contributions have included such diverse subjects as Francesco Salviati, the influence of a seventeenth-century fencing manual, Jean-Etienne Liotard, a quiz on an unidentified etching, the collector Pierre-Jean Mariette, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Whistler, Soviet and Vietnamese posters, Jim Dine, comic strips, Ad Reinhardt, William Kentridge and digital prints.
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