The Woodcut Artist's Handbook: Techniques and Tools for Relief Printmaking

The Woodcut Artist's Handbook: Techniques and Tools for Relief Printmaking

Paperback Woodcut Artist's Handbook: Techniques & Tools for Relief Printmaking

By (author) George A. Walker

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  • Publisher: FIREFLY BOOKS LTD
  • Format: Paperback | 184 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 229mm x 15mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 18 November 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Ontario
  • ISBN 10: 1554076358
  • ISBN 13: 9781554076352
  • Edition: 2
  • Edition statement: 2nd
  • Illustrations note: 150 b&w illus
  • Sales rank: 133,924

Product description

The history of woodcuts goes back more than a thousand years. Working carefully and with great precision, the woodcut artist carves a mirror image of a design on wood or other suitable material. The design is then inked and pressed against paper. The technique allows the artist to create an almost unlimited number of impressions of the same work. The precision of the work and the ability of the artist to create multiple impressions allow many fine woodcut artists to create pieces at a reasonable price, which an average collector can afford. The Woodcut Artist's Handbook provides the basics of this craft with a detailed analysis of its tools and media. This improved second edition features two new chapters that teach artists step by step how to make an engraving and linocut. Artists can improve and develop considerable skill in this art by following these instructions and the author's professional tips. Beginners and advanced woodcutters and collectors will gain a deeper understanding of and appreciation for this craft and art. This profusely illustrated book is ideal for artists, printmakers, designers and collectors.

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George A. Walker is an award-winning wood engraver, book artist and illustrator who teaches book arts and printmaking at the Ontario College of Art and Design. He regularly exhibits his wood engravings and limited-edition books internationally.

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[Review of 1st edition: ] This manual's keynote is exuberance... much of its advice is fresh and inspiring -- particularly about the use of power tools and various kinds of resins as engraving surfaces.--Jim Anderson"Printmaking Today" (07/01/2006)