19th Century Prints, Aquatint, Contemporary, Drypoint, Etching, Mezzotint, Past/Present, Prints

Past/Present: Houses

Today we have a new P/P post, featuring two architectural-themed prints. Our older print is  from 19th century architect John Plaw’s “Sketches for Houses, Villas, and Rural Houses”. The prints in this book feature country homes and their floor plan, offering a great visual contrast between the exact and meticulous lines of an architectural plan, and the unique manifestations and personality of a lived-in home.  In our contemporary piece by Steven Yamin, the  two blend together, with a punchy neon color palette and stark grid-lines.

Image on Left: Plate 7 (House with Floor Plan) by John Plaw. Published by J. Taylor, London. Aquatint with original hand color, 1800.

Image on Right: Project #77 by Steven Yamin. Handcolored etching, drypoint, mezzotint, and aquatint, 1983.





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