Author(s): Bill Fick; Beth Grabowski
Printmaking is a practical and comprehensive guide to printmaking techniques. This fully updated edition includes expanded chapters on digital and mixed media processes, and a brand new 'Print & Make' chapter, which explores the opportunities for creative expression within the many processes available to print makers. The more traditional techniques of relief, intaglio, collograph, lithography, screen printing and monoprint have also been refreshed with the addition of new images showing a broader range of subject matter, including more contemporary prints and international artists. A new section on the traditions and techniques of Japanese woodblock printing completes the update.
Each technique is explored from the development of the printing or digital matrix, through the different stages of creation to image output. Clear step-by-step illustrations, interviews with contemporary printmakers and a wide range of images showing the best of cutting-edge printmaking today offer an inspirational resource. Guidance on how to set up a print studio, sections on troubleshooting techniques and the inclusion of up-to-date lists of suppliers, workshops and galleries make this an essential volume for beginner and experienced printmakers alike.
Bill Fick is a printmaker and Visiting Assistant Professor in the Art Department at Duke University who has exhibited his work internationally. He is also the director of Cockeyed Press, which specializes in the production of satirical linocut prints. Beth Grabowski is a print artist and the Zachary Taylor Smith Distinguished Term Professor of Art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the current president of SGC International, the professional organization for print artists, educators and printmaking enthusiasts. Her work has been exhibited internationally.