Josef Halfer and the Revival of the Art of Marbling Paper. Richard J. WOLFE, Sidney E. Berger.
Josef Halfer and the Revival of the Art of Marbling Paper.
Josef Halfer and the Revival of the Art of Marbling Paper.
Josef Halfer and the Revival of the Art of Marbling Paper.
Josef Halfer and the Revival of the Art of Marbling Paper.

Josef Halfer and the Revival of the Art of Marbling Paper.

New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2018,

First Edition, Limited to 250 copies. octavo, cloth and boards. 144 pp. Oak Knoll Press, Item #28088

Josef Halfer practiced and taught marbling roughly three centuries after the craft had appeared in Europe, at a time when paper marbling was in decline and being replaced by mechanically-produced substitutes. However, his innovations coincided with recent advances in chemistry, biochemistry and bacteriology, and he was able to apply those recent advances to solving problems that had long inhibited progress in the marbling art. The techniques that Halfer pioneered enabled marblers to take the craft to new artistic levels, allowing more detailed patterns to be achieved than ever before, and resulting in the most delicate, intricate and beautiful forms that the medium is capable of producing. With 17 tipped-in samples of Halferian marbling techniques executed by the author.

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