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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 26 September 2018
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782216452
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 222x222 mm
  • Illustrations: 400
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP Price: £12.99
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The Encyclopedia of Printmaking Techniques

£12.99

A unique visual directory of printmaking techniques, with guidance on how to use them by Judy Martin

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Book Description

A new, up-to-date edition of the popular and comprehensive encyclopedia on printing techniques by professional artist Judy Martin. 

A new, up-to-date edition of this popular and comprehensive encyclopedia on printing techniques by professional artist Judy Martin. 

This inspirational, visual guide offers a wealth of information on the techniques and materials you'll need before embarking on your printing pursuits. Starting with your equipment and safety essentials, all the different methods of printmaking are covered, from monoprinting, wood engraving and etching to intaglio printing, screen-printing and more. Then, learn how to apply these methods yourself by following the helpful, illustrated step-by-step demonstrations inside to create your own printed pieces. There is even advice on how to take your printmaking even further, with suggestions on organising studio space at home or in a commercial environment.

Finally, a stunning gallery of images created by professional printmakers, featured throughout the book provides inspiration for your own beautiful artwork.

 

Table of Contents

Contents

Techniques
- Introduction
- Monoprints
- Linocut
- Woodcut
- Wood engraving
- Collage blocks
- Screen-printing
- Drypoint
- Mezzotint
- Etching
- Intaglio printing
- Lithography

Themes
- Line and tone
- Graphic impact
- Pattern and texture
- Colour
- Composition
- Mood and atmosphere

Index

Acknowledgements

About the Author

About Judy Martin

Judy Martin is a painter and teacher also known as the author of a number of practical art books. She lives and works in Brighton, on England’s south coast, and exhibits in her home studio every year for the Artist’s Open Houses during Brighton Festival. She studied painting and printmaking at Maidstone College of Art and went on to a two-year postgraduate degree at Reading University. She was a freelance writer and editor for a period of fifteen years, and has subsequently worked in adult education and at a mental health day centre, facilitating groups in art craft and ceramic work.
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This is a review of the 2018 edition. A new and updated edition of this classic bestseller. Printmaking is a wide subject with many specialisms. If you are unsure and wish to explore, this book is a good place to start because you can try out the different techniques. Discover and develop your skills is the key of this book. Information is highly visible with many illustrations throughout. Step by step demonstrations give you a real taste of the techniques. It covers tools and techniques, monoprints, linocut, woodcut, wood engraving, collage, screen printing, drypoint, mezzotint, etching, intaglio and lithography as well as some themes. It serves as an introduction so that you can get a feel for the techniques you wish to explore further. Linocut is one of the most popular techniques and has 8 pages in this section dedicated to planning, cutting, proofing and printing as well as printing in colour. Thorough and concise.

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