The Complete Manual of Relief Print-Making by Rosemary Simmons and Katie Clemson


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The Complete Manual of Relief Print-Making by Rosemary Simmons and Katie Clemson

A practical guide to the tools and techniques of linocutting, woodcutting and wood engraving

Here, in one volume, is an all-inclusive, practical guide to the tools and techniques of linocut, woodcut, and wood engraving-the three methods of relief printmaking. With more than 450 illustrations and reproductions (many of them in full color) and packed with facts and expert advice, this book offers the most complete and accessibly presented information available to the novice, the student, and the professional alike. The book is divided into four major sections: •INTRODUCTION A detailed rundown of the origins and historical development of linocut, woodcut, and wood engraving. •CREATING AN IMAGE Step-by-step descriptions of the major techniques for each type of printmaking...how to prepare designs on the various kinds of linoleum and woods available ...instructions for cutting and correcting... suggestions for the use of mixed media. • INKS AND PAPERS Color theory... how to use oil- and water-based inks... choosing and preparing paper... what ink for what paper? •PRINTING How each type of press works... drying systems... the fine points of proofing, embossing, hand-burnishing... ideas for special applications of printmaking... and much more. THE COMPLETE MANUAL OF RELIEF PRINTMAKING is a brilliantly informative and useful volume: at once a comprehensive introduction to the art of relief printmaking, and an indispensable sourcebook and reference for every printmaker.

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