Calico printing


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the art or process of impressing the figured patterns on calico.

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To this I would add the observation that some of his techniques might also have been a rather straightforward adaption of the essential processes of calico printing.
Calico printing and paper-based printmaking were related fields.
If we are looking to understand the production techniques that Blake drew upon in creating his composite plates, calico printing was another obvious and important part of the artisanal process readily available to him.
More significantly, some of the aesthetic principles behind calico printing resonate with the ways in which Blake thought and wrote about his artistic method and his objectives in the major prophecies.
In the popular late eighteenth-century Treatise on Calico Printing, Theoretical and Practical, Including the Latest Philosophical Discoveries (1792), for example, printmaker Charles O'Brien emphasized that boundary lines, cut or "cuff lines," and the firmness of outline were essential to the art of textile-pattern design.
And, of course, there are ways in which the art of calico printing shares certain objectives with the larger aesthetic movement that we think of today simply as Romanticism.
Thus, Europe had an incentive to learn the "secrets" of calico printing (especially those of Indian and Ottoman artisans) in order to substitute home-produced goods for imported commodities.
68) The calico printing industry quickly developed in several centres of the Netherlands and in particulat on the out skirts of Amsterdam.
Dutch entrepreneurs moved also to Alsace and the Franco-Swiss border to found important calico printing centres such as Basel, Mulhouse and Neuchatel.
It took several decades from these early starts for the continent to develop a calico printing industry that could rival in quality its Indian counterpart.
Economic historians have suggested that the development of the European calico printing industry was facilitated by the enactment of protectionist measures.
Thus, detailed study begins with the establishment of calico printing in Barcelona, where Thomson situates early entrepreneurs within the context of markets and imports as well as the Spanish (and comparative) political framework of industrial growth in the early 18th century.