Illustrated in color and black-and-white. Measures 9.25×10.75 inches. 231p.
Establishes the unique place of etching in the shifting social terrain of 18th-century Paris, and explores an artistic context in which conventional hierarchies of genre and medium were breached.
Features Watteau, Boucher, Fragonard, Hubert Robert, and others.
Topics include technique and practice, experimentation, and the crucial role of the amateur.