Lithography and Poster Design

This guide represents available print and online resources for the general to advanced student of lithography and printmaking.  Review basic terminology, timelines and biographies in Oxford Art Online (see librarian for login information).

General Works – Lithography and Printmaking


The Origins of Printing and Engraving
Blum, Andre.
New York, C. Scribner’s Sons, 1940.
Z126 .B657

Lithography and Lithographers.
Pennell, Joseph and Elizabeth Robins.   
London, 1898.
NE2430 .P4 1898 RB OV (on view in gallery)

Lithography: 200 years of Art, History & Technique.
Porzio, Domenico, ed.  
New York: Abrams, 1983.
NE2425 .L5713 1983 OV

A History of Lithography.
Weber, Wilhelm. 
London: Thames & Hudson, 1966.
NE2295 .W413 1966


What is a Print?, Museum of Modern Art
Interactive flash driven website with descriptions and animations of printmaking processes including lithography, woodcut, etching etc.

A Technical Dictionary of Printmaking, André Béguin:

The Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, The Metropolitan Museum of Art:
Lithography in the 19th Century

Artistic Lithography: Its Present Possibilities
Mabel Key
Brush and Pencil , Vol. 5, No. 1 (Oct., 1899), pp. 31-35, 37-41, 43-44
Article Stable URL:

Poster Design

Aubrey Beardsley.
Beardsley, Aubrey and Brian Reade.
New York: Bonanza Books, c. 1967.
NC1115 .B314 1967

Will H. Bradley: American Artist in Print.
Koch, Robert.
New York: Hudson Hills Press, 2002.
NC139.B7 K63 2002 OV

American Art Posters of the 1890s.
Metropolitan Museum of Art.
New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art: Distributed by Abrams, 1987.
NC1807 .U5 M47 1987 OV

Magazines in the United States.
Wood, James Playsted.
New York, The Ronald Press Company, 1949.
PN4877 .W6 1949

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