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The Printmaking Bible
  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 14 June 2023
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800921887
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 228x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 832
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: £25
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The Printmaking Bible


The complete guide to materials and techniques by Ann d'Arcy Hughes (Author)

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Book Description

Inspirational and authoritative, The Printmaking Bible is a complete guide to this traditional art practice that constantly evolves through the creative input of each new generation of artists.

This guide has been created to reflect developments in different techniques and to showcase examples of new work by leading international artists across a range of print styles.

Broken down into five chapters, each focuses on a major print medium: intaglio, relief, lithography, monotype/monoprint, and screenprinting. This definitive volume presents the tips and tools needed to create great artwork at any level. A brief overview of each medium is followed by illustrated step-by-step instructions, detailed historical information, troubleshooting tips, an extensive resource section, and interviews with working artists.

This comprehensive guide is ideal for students and professionals alike.

Table of Contents

Author acknowledgements 4

Introduction 8

Chapter 1: Intaglio
Introduction of Intaglio 14, Etching 16, Intaglio without acid 80, Collagraph 108, Printing the intaglio image 126

Chapter 2: Relief
Introduction to relief 166, Woodcut 168, Linocut 194, Chine collé 216, Wood engraving 230, Printing the relief image 242

Chapter 3: Lithography
Introduction to lithography 258, Stone lithography 260, Zinc plate lithography 276, Polyester plate lithography 299

Chapter 4: Monoprint and Monotype
Introduction to monoprint and monotype 306, Colour separation 308, Additional monotype methods 322

Chapter 5: Screenprinting
Introduction to screenprinting 332, Equipment and materials 334, Stencils 344, Printing the screenprint image 374

Useful Information
Road-roller printmaking events 394, Workshops 396, Workshop listings 402, Artist contacts 403, Health and safety 404, Bibliography 406, Glossary 408

Index 412

Picture Credits 416

About the Author

About Ann d'Arcy Hughes

Ann d’Arcy Hughes has enjoyed an illustrious career in printmaking. She assisted Anthony Gross at the Slade School of Art in London, and worked with S. W. Hayter at Atelier 17 in Paris before embarking on her lecturing career at the University of Brighton in the UK. Ann was the Regional Organizer with the Open College of the Arts (OCA) for 10 years before co-founding Bip-Art independent printmaking workshop in Brighton. She was joint first prize winner of the Fine Press Book Association Award in 2004. Permanent collections of her work include prints at Xerox headquarters, BBC, and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. She lives in Brighton.

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