11 Oct 2019

Architectural Etching and Pencil Drawings

Very interesting drawings and methodology, which we are going to go into further, below.
Erik Desmazières is considered one of the best contemporary printmakers, the following was taken from fitch-febvrel where the process of etching is explained:  "In etching, the artist covers a metal plate (usually copper) with a resinous substance (or "ground") that is acid-resistant. The artist then "draws" on the ground with a sharp needle. Wherever the needle is applied the ground is removed, so that in an acid bath those exposed lines are eaten away, or etched. The plate is then inked and wiped, leaving ink in the grooves created by the acid. When the plate is placed on damp paper and put through the printing press, the paper is forced into the inked grooves. For each print in an edition, the plate must be re-inked and wiped."
As well as these ink engravings, there are some of Desmazières' pencil drawings, one of the subjects explored, is the Library of Babel.  For you out there who love books and libraries, you are going to be very pleased with this post.

Labyrinth II.
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Archives du Nord.
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Library of Babel 1.
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Library of Babel 2.
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Library of Babel 3.
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Library of Babel 4.
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L'Oiseau de Minerve.
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Dans l’atelier.
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La Rue Charles Nodier.
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Miscellanea Bibliographica.
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Le Bureau de Maxime.
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Le Magasin de Robert Capia.
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Paris, 11 boulevard de Clichy.
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