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See below for a selection of the latest books from Prints & printmaking category. Presented with a red border are the Prints & printmaking books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Prints & printmaking books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!
Angela Harding has been working in the arts for over 30 years. Based in Rutland, she is inspired by the wealth of natural wildlife around her to create her stunning prints. This calendar features the rare golden eagle, the everyday blackbird and barn owl as well as deer playing in snow. The animals she depicts are always featured in atmospheric locations which pull the viewer into the artwork. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views.
William Morris was a renowned artist and textile designer. Associated with the founding of the Arts and Crafts Movement, his work has an appeal that is still felt today. Featuring 12 celebrated designs from the collection of the William Morris Gallery, this mini calendar highlights the talent and longevity of the designs that came from Morris & Co. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views.
William Morris was a renowned artist and textile designer. Associated with the founding of the Arts and Crafts Movement, his work has an appeal that is still felt today. Featuring 12 celebrated designs from the collection of the William Morris Gallery, this calendar highlights the talent and longevity of the designs that came from Morris & Co. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views.
A modern, stylish and practical exploration of the traditional craft of block printing. For self-taught textile designer Molly Mahon, there is something special about block printing that has stood the test of time. From the initial design process, through to the carving of the block, the mixing of the colour and the actual printing process, Molly has always found printing to be meditative. This book enables readers to explore this ancient craft through Molly's contemporary designs and the influences that inspire her use of pattern and colour, before teaching them practical skills and potential ways to transform their creations into beautiful homeware. The book is divided into three main sections: A Modern Block Printer: An introduction to Molly and how she found and nurtured her love of block printing. Also, Molly gives a brief history of the tradition of block printing. Design Journeys: Molly sees pattern everywhere she looks and this is what creates the basis of her blocks. When Molly is designing, it's as if she goes on a journey, whether it be a walk in the forest or a work trip to India. She is constantly inspired by her surroundings in all that she sees and feels. Here the reader is taken on some of her favourite journeys with an inspirational sourcebook filled with beautiful images. Discover a brief history of block printing, design ideas and stories focusing on how India's artisan craftspeople and traditional block printing techniques, nature and the Bloomsbury Group have all inspired Molly's designs. Practical Printing: This chapter focuses on how to block print, including information on key tools, step-by-step techniques for printing on paper and fabric, and pattern design advice. Follow instructions to make five simple homeware projects with your newly printed creations and find exclusive block templates drawn by Molly for you to copy and recreate at home. House of Print is a celebration of both the art of block printing and the joy of design.
Flower painter Pierre-Joseph Redoute (1759-1840) devoted himself exclusively to capturing the diversity of flowering plants in watercolor paintings which were then published as copper engravings, with careful botanical descriptions. The darling of wealthy Parisian patrons including Napoleon's wife Josephine, he was dubbed the Raphael of flowers, and is regarded to this day as a master of botanical illustration. This collection brings our best-selling XL-sized edition to a smaller, more convenient format, still gathering some of the finest color engravings from Redoute's illustrations of Roses, Lilies, and Choix des plus belles fleurs et quelques branches des plus beaux fruits (Selection of the Most Beautiful Blooms and Branches with the Finest Fruits). Offering a vibrant overview of Redoute's admixture of accuracy and beauty, it is also a privileged glimpse into the magnificent gardens and greenhouses of a bygone Paris.
John Snow was a farm boy who played the violin, a navigator for the Royal Air Force in enemy skies, a student of Henry Moore and British modernism, a loans officer at the Royal Bank of Canada, a lithographer . . . and an animateur of the arts in Calgary. So begins Elizabeth Herbert's intriguing study of a vital and influential figure in the cultural development of Calgary and a pioneer in the art of printmaking in Canada. Although virtually everyone in Calgary's art community is familiar with the work of John Snow (1911-2004), there has never been a full-scale exhibition of Snow's art in his hometown, nor a monograph on the subject of his work. Yet there is evidence in plain sight that he was an artist of great power and individuality, whose work was shaped by the local and international literary avant-garde in ways that challenge conventional views of Alberta's art history. Interested in art and music from an early age, Snow was already established in a banking career when, after his service in the Second World War, he decided to become a serious artist. From 1947 to 1949 he studied life drawing under Maxwell Bates, sparking a rich creative and personal relationship that would continue until Bates's death in 1980. In 1953, Snow and Bates salvaged two lithographic presses from the scrapyard, and Snow began to cultivate the art of printmaking. Motivated by his desire to make art more affordable and accessible, Snow become Alberta's premiere printmaker, producing over 400 lithographs of his own work and for artists such as Bates and Illingworth Kerr, while also excelling in a variety of other media, including oils, watercolour, and sculpture. Deftly integrating the artist's archived papers, interviews with surviving contemporaries, and publications of the period, Herbert gives us access to Snow's rich-hued, varied, and venturesome artistic vocabulary and reveals the uniqueness of his approach to Modernism. He was esteemed as a mentor to many, and acknowledged as a pioneer printmaker. In our time, the significance of his art has just begun to be measured.
The work of Italian printmaker Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) has captivated artists, architects and designers for centuries. Although contemporary Australia is a long way from eighteenth-century Rome, it is home to substantial collections of his works, the largest being at the State Library of Victoria and the University of Melbourne. The Piranesi Effect is a collection of exquisitely illustrated essays on the impact of Piranesi's work throughout the years. The book brings together Australian and international experts who investigate Piranesi's world and its connections to the study of art and the practice of artists today. From curators and art historians, to contemporary artists like Bill Henson and Ron McBurnie, the contributors each bring their own passion and insight into the work of Piranesi, illuminating what it is about his work that still inspires such wonder.
The Printmakers' Bible is a comprehensive guide to all aspects of printmaking, including processes, techniques and mixed-media possibilities. It covers everything you need to know, from traditional methods such as lithography, etching and mezzotint, to new experimental techniques such as digital, photoaluminium plates, collagraphs and CAD/CAM. The book also includes essential information on colour theory, designing and preparing prints, choosing paper, setting up a studio, health and safety, tools, equipment and chemicals, making this a must-have book that every printmaker and print studio should own.