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The Printmaking Handbook By Louise Woods

The Printmaking Handbook by Louise Woods

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Summary

Encompassing a variety of processes and techniques, printmaking offers the amateur and professional alike to visualise ideas in many different ways. This handbook contains step-by-step instructions that take you through different stages of the processes of relief printing, intaglio printing, lithography, screen printing and photocomposition.

The Printmaking Handbook Summary

The Printmaking Handbook: Simple Techniques and Step-by-Step Projects by Louise Woods

Encompassing a variety of processes and techniques, printmaking, more than any other artistic medium, offers the amateur and professional alike to visualise ideas in many different ways. This handbook demonstrates that there is no need to be daunted by technicalities. Clear step-by-step instructions take you through every stage of the processes of relief printing, intaglio printing, lithography, screen printing and photocomposition, as well as providing insirational examples of finished prints.
Guidance is given on how to set up a workshop, as well as the best inks, papers, and printing surfaces to use; there is information on correct safety procedures to follow; and the book helps you to choose the most appropriate printmaking processes for you to complete within your given workspace. In short, any question that you might have is answered, making this the essential, practical reference guide for beginners.
The book also provides a wealth of examples showing how to put newly learned techniques into practice, and how to experiment and explore new methods of working, giving you the confidence and ambition that will help you progress quickly and develop your own ideas.

The Printmaking Handbook Reviews

Oct 08

Printmaking is a huge subject that includes many different techniques from basic linocut to engraving, intaglio and silkscreen. As soon as you get beyond the very basic, the equipment requirements mount up and some of the materials start to come with hazard warnings.

A simple book such as this can really only scratch the surface (sorry, pun unavoidable) of something which rapidly becomes the realm of the professional and on which much larger and more authoritative books have been written, not to mention academic courses run.

So where does this fit into the market? To describe it as superficial is unfair because the author makes a valiant attempt to include a reasonable amount of detail on each technique and it works well as a primer for someone who's starting out and wants to give printmaking a try. At the same time, that person is going to have to make a certain investment in equipments and materials and I'm not totally convinced that they'll get what they'd regard as a worthwhile return if their only source of instruction is a general introduction like this. I'd expect at least evening classes to be involved somewhere and that begs the question of whether a book like this will add anything to what they're already getting.

However, to be more positive, if you're interested in printmaking and want an overview of the various types and techniques available before you take the plunge, this will fit the bill admirably. Louise Woods goes into more detail than you might expect and you'll get a very real sense of what's involved. It should also be possible to make a basic start using simple materials, although this is inevitably going to be a very limited progression.

For what it is, this is sound. It's in the same format as the Artist's Bible series: that is to say, it's spiral bound, though I can't quite see the point of this as it's not really something you're going to need to keep open as you work. It feels nice in the hand, though, an often-neglected quality in books.

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About Louise Woods

Louise Woods is a highly experienced freelance editor and education writer. Practical Printmaking includes contributions from numerous experts in the field of printmaking, including lecturers and artists.

Table of Contents

Prelims
Introduction
Getting started
Relief printing
Intaglio printing
Lithography
Screen printing
Photocomposition
Alternatives in printmaking
Displaying your prints
Glossary, index, credits

Additional information

GOR003493256
9781844483792
1844483797
The Printmaking Handbook: Simple Techniques and Step-by-Step Projects by Louise Woods
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Search Press Ltd
2008-07-23
192
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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