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coverPrintmaking for Beginners
by Jane Stobart

An inspirational little primer covering topics such as monoprint, relief, intaglio, screen and lithographic printmaking. All the info you need to get started with sensible advice on safe working practices. Good advice on choosing tools and a useful supplier guide.
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Print Making
by Elisabeth Harden

Easy to follow introduction.
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coverSimple Printmaking: A Beginner's Guide to Making Relief Prints
by Gwen Diehn

Great for ideas as well as coverage of all the basic techniques. Nice section on the history of printmaking with examples from great printmakers.
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Relief Printmaking
by Ann Westley

Good "how to" guide, illustrated with the work of international artists. Modern and traditional methods but reflecting current health and safety practice.
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Wood Engraving: How to Do it
by Simon Brett

Fine introduction to this beautiful technique.
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coverJapanese Woodblock Printing
by Rebecca Salter

A fascinating and well-illustrated guide to the appreciation and production of Japanese woodblock prints. The book deals with all aspects of woodblock printing, including the woods to use, tools, inks, papers and clear instructions on printing. Useful supplier list.
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coverColour Woodblock Printmaking: The Traditional Method of Ukiyo-e
by Margaret Miller Kanada

Simply inspirational.
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The Techniques of Hand Print-making
by Joyce Hargreaves

An excellent value guide that explains the various print techniques with clarity.
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Introducing Linocuts
by Jane Elam

Slim but excellent.
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cover Linoleum Block Printing
by Francis J. Kafka

Outlines the materials and processes involved in cutting the blocks, converting photographs, and printing greeting cards, bookplates, and textiles.
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The Complete Printmaker: Techniques/traditions/innovations
by John Ross, et al

An excellent and extremely comprehensive guide to every kind of printmaking technique. Really clear explanations and excellent illustrations make it ideal for experienced artist and beginner alike.
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Printshop Handbook: A Technical Manual for Basic Intaglio, Relief, and Lithographic Processes
by Beth Grabowksi

Essential reading for the serious printmaker
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cover Etching, Engraving and Other Intaglio Printmaking Techniques
by Ruth Leaf

Introduces the tools, materials, equipment, and techniques used in etching, identifies common mistakes, and shows examples of various mediums.
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cover Screenprinting: The Complete Water-based System
by Robert Adam & Carol Robertson

A practical and inspirational resource book designed to be the definitive guide to water-based screenprinting. With clear step-by-step instructions and numerous illustrations, it explains and describes methods and materials that replace traditional toxic screenprinting systems. The water-based way is the modern option - safer, healthier and more environmentally friendly, as well as quick to learn and accessible to all.
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The Wood Engravings of Gertrude Hermes and Blair Hughes-Stanton
by Kate Eustace

Absolutely stunning. These two disciples of Leon Underwood made the medium of wood engraving their own and pushed its technical possibilities to their limits in terms of virtuosity and expression. The vivacity of their joint contribution to "Seven Pillars of Wisdom" (1925) and Bunyan's "The Pilgrim's Progress" (1928) is demonstrated in this book, which goes on to show how their visual invention took the art of wood engraving into the realism of the avant garde.
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cover Gwen Raverat: Wood Engraver
by Joanna Selborne & Lindsay Newman

A wonderful assessment of Gwen Raverat as a wood engraver, exploring her technique and her experiments with colour prints. Raverat had an impressionistic approach - her skill at conveying atmosphere and different qualities of light was unrivalled. Unmissable.
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The Cutting Edge of Modernity: Linocuts of the Grosvenor School
by Gordon Samuel & Nicola Penny

This volume offers an overview of the principle artists of the movement and discusses how they varied in their treatment of subject matter and technical approach. The process of linocutting is examined, including the various papers and inks that were employed.
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Hiroshige: Japan's Great Landscape Artist
by Isaburo Oka, (Translated by Stanleigh H. Jones)

Super book about a wonderful artist and incomparable printmaker.
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cover Picasso: Graphic Magician
by Betsy Fryberger, et al

One hundred and twenty prints by Picasso from the collection of the Norton Simon Museum are presented in this scholarly catalogue, which accompanies the exhibition at the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University'
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Prints and Printmaking: An Introduction to the History and Techniques
by Antony Griffiths

Excellent British Museum Press volume. Currently unavailable but worth searching for.


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