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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.
Printmaking for Beginners now!
by Elisabeth Harden
Easy to follow introduction.
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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
Simple Printmaking: A Beginner's Guide... now!
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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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
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Woodblock Printmaking: The Traditional Method of Ukiyo-e
by Margaret Miller Kanada
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The Techniques of Hand Print-making
by Joyce Hargreaves
An excellent value guide that explains the various print techniques
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by Jane Elam
Slim but excellent.
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Linoleum Block Printing
by Francis J. Kafka
Outlines the materials and processes involved in cutting the blocks,
converting photographs, and printing greeting cards, bookplates,
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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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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
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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
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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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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
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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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
by Antony Griffiths
Excellent British Museum Press volume. Currently unavailable but
worth searching for.
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