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Rhode Island School of Design


An introductory guide to library resources for Printmaking.


The word lithography is from the Greek word litho meaning stone and graphy which refers to writing. "The print is pulled from an image created on the flat surface of a stone plate. There is no need for either incision or relief on the working surface, as the principle of the technique relies on the fact that grease and water do not mix." The Printmaking Bible (p. 252)

General Resources

RISD's Fleet Library has many resources for lithography. Below you will find a selection of relevant books, to see a full list of the library's holdings click here.