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Reverse Paintings on Glass

Three hundred years of reverse painting on glass are presented in this richly-illustrated volume of more than 100 previously unpublished Hinterglas pictures.

A unique feature of this book is that, for each reverse painting, the print on which it was based has been identified and is fully illustrated.  The close link between reverse glass paintings and prints has long been mentioned in the relevant literature, but this is the first book ever to take this interesting subject as its central focus.

A well-founded discussion of the topic precedes the illustrations, which are complemented not only by details of the most important technical characteristics but also by informative commentaries on the artists and the content of the pictures.  The result is a fascinating journey through three hundred years of reverse painting on glass.

272 pages | 22 color plates and 41 halfton | 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 | © 2004

Art: Art--General Studies

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Table of Contents

Combined German/English Edition

    Frieder Ryser
Reverse Paintings and Prints
    Wolfgang Steiner
A Wonderful Metamorphosis
   Yves Jolidon


Appendix: English version of the captions
Sources of photographs

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