• Handmade Prints

    David Duke

  • $53.99

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    Desmet and Anderson have created a book that crosses the  boundary separating folk crafts from the fine arts. Tracing  printmaking back to the first dinosaur footprints left in clay,  they offer an introduction that encompasses everything from  potato printing to multicolor linocuts, from collage to  three-dimensional indented sculpture yet uses very little  specialized equipment. Initial chapters on inks, tools, paper  making, and paper marbling are followed by playful, sometimes  wacky chapters on body prints and printing from buttons,  discarded toys, stones, shoes, and sliced fruits. For example, a  lovely Asian-style print is made by inking the wheels of a toy  steam shovel. This highly accomplished work includes a glossary  of terms, techniques, and materials and a list of suppliers  (though one can find much on one's own in the toy chest and  refrigerator). Recommended for public libraries.    Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.
           Anne Desmet is a well-known wood engraver and is the editor of Printmaking Today. Her work can be seen in collections throughout Europe, most notably in the Ashmolean Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Jim Anderson is a well-known printmaker and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. He runs courses on printmaking.
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