I-20. Book Illustration Processes to 1900

Terry Belanger

The identification of illustration processes and techniques, including (but not only) woodcut, etching, engraving, stipple, aquatint, mezzotint, lithography, wood engraving, steel engraving, process line and halftone relief, collotype, photogravure, and color printing.

Almost the sole medium of instruction in this course will be actual examples of original prints drawn from the extensive RBS collections, most of the former divided into individual packets all from the same (or a very similar) source, with one example for each student. Students will study the packets under close supervision, using 8X loupes and 30X microscopes (both provided), as necessary.

The course will include laboratory sessions in which students will make and proof a relief cut, an etching, and a drypoint. No artistic talent is assumed or expected.

In their personal statement, prospective applicants should describe the extent of their formal and/or informal background in the field.

Course History

2005–
Terry Belanger teaches this course, as "Book Illustration Processes to 1900."
2001–2004
Terry Belanger teaches this course, as "Book Illustration Processes to 1890."
1995–2000
Terry Belanger teaches this course, as "Book Illustration to 1890."
1991–1994
Terry Belanger teaches this course, as "Book Illustration to the Year 1880."
1990
Terry Belanger teaches this course, as "Book Illustration to the Year 1900: Techniques in Context."
1983–1987
Terry Belanger and Joan Friedman co-teach this course, as "Book Illustration to 1860: Techniques in Context."

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Terry Belanger

Terry Belanger

In September 2009, Terry Belanger retired as founding Director of Rare Book School and University Professor and Honorary Curator of Special Collections at the University of Virginia. He is a 2005 MacArthur fellow.

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