Etching today is regarded as the old man of printmaking, its roots lying with alchemists and armourers. It has slowly evolved over the centuries, taking and incorporating new developments such as photography in its stride.
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Monotype, relief printing, intaglio, collograph, screenprinting, and lithographyâ€”all the major printmaking processes are thoroughly explained in this ultra-handy guide. For this revised second edition, a chapter on carborundum printing, an exciting new process, has been added to make Printmaking for Beginners the most up-to-date and complete book on its subject.
Is it a woodcut, an etching, or a lithograph? Is it an original stipple engraving or a photogravure reproduction? Is the colour printed or added by hand?
Since its first publication in 1986, this comprehensive guide has established itself as the essential reference book for print and book collectors, dealers in prints and illustrated books, art librarians, art professors and students, and everyone interested in graphic art.
Howard Hodgkin’s prints represent an extraordinary body of work, a parallel and very different achievement from his paintings. They have been internationally celebrated and passionately collected, but never brought together, until now. This first ever comprehensive survey and catalogue raisonné, compiled by Liesbeth Heenk, includes a major essay by Nan Rosenthal, Senior Consultant in the Department of Modern Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.