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Wood Engraving Simon Brett

Wood Engraving By Simon Brett

Wood Engraving by Simon Brett

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This is a comprehensive and practical manual about wood engraving, written by one of the masters in the field. Illustrated with beautiful images, it is both a practical handbook and an art object in its own right.

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Wood Engraving: How to Do It by Simon Brett

Wood Engraving is an easily followed, practical manual on wood engraving for the beginner, written by a master in the field. The processes of printing and engraving are clearly explained, together with their material requirements. Up-to-date variations on techniques, and all the tips and methods that the author has found helpful in 30 years as a practitioner are included. The book is also a beautiful art object in its own right as Simon Brett's work is highly collectible. This book is a must have for all those who treasure his work and fine wood engraving in general.

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About Simon Brett

Simon Brett, chairman of the Society of Wood Engravers, is an artist, printmaker and prize winning book illustrator. He taught for 18 years, from 1970 to 1989, and has written widely on the history and practice of wood engraving, editing the Engravers handbooks for the Society of Wood Engravers and the Contemporary Wood Engravers series for Primrose Hill Press, as well as curating major exhibitions for the Society and for the British Council.

Table of Contents

The Arrangement of the Book Introduction: Basic Principles THE HAND The Act of Printing Basic printing Ink Pressure Better Printing Make-ready Design and printing - and three case histories Inspecting the print - troubleshooting Lowering The Act of Engraving Holding the tool First cuts Sampler blocks Good habits Not addition but subtraction THE MIND The Means to Order Designing for Engraving Preparing a design Putting the design on the block Darkening the block Transferring the design Drawing the design on the wood A personal choice Designing through engraving Choices - Shapes, surfaces and forms Choices - Some other examples Choices - Marks Choices - Edges Proofing and re-engraving The pains to know SETTING UP Blocks Engraving tools The choice and care of tools Other engraving equipment Paper Ink Rollers Presses Cleaning agents Space Self-help Contacts Suppliers A beginner's shopping list MATTERS ARISING Index

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Wood Engraving: How to Do It by Simon Brett
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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