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Printmaking for Beginners (Printmaking Handbooks) [Paperback]

Jane Stobart
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28 Feb 2001 Printmaking Handbooks
This is a basic guide to printmaking techniques covering topics such as monoprint, relief, intaglio, screen and lithographic printmaking, explaining the processes involved and recommending the tools, paper types and sequences that are necessary for each, as well as highlighting safe and sensible working practices. The author uses the work of an international group of artists to show the diverse effects which are possible with the various printmaking techniques.

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  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd (28 Feb 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0713650370
  • ISBN-13: 978-0713650372
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 15.4 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,471,141 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jane Stobart is a well-known printmaker. She teaches at West Dean College in Chichester and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is held in public and private collections in Germany, USA and UK. Drawing and sketchbook research are integral to her work as a practicing artist. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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55 of 55 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very clearn and practical guide to printmaking 23 Nov 2006
Jane Stobart has considerable experience of teaching both art students, and keen amateurs, and this shows in the lucid explanations of all the processes, examples of what works best, and the avoidance of pitfalls.

This book is particularly invaluable to anyone working without the full studio presses and equipment (although these are, of course covered) because alternative methods of taking a print are described in full. Alternatives to solvents and oil-based inks are available, and their use explained.

I have used the book for various of my own projects, which, thanks to the information and explanations given, have turned out very well. I am not a professionally trained artist, but thanks to Jane Stobart, I have achieved "professional" results in a number of the different printing methods described.

If you want a practical book with good clear explanations, then this is the one - and it's excellent value!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent introduction 28 Dec 2009
I was looking for a book which would explain the different printmaking processes used by artists and this is it and more! The text gives a thorough grounding in each of the processes, covering tools and materials, safe practices, special techniques and areas for experimentation. All this is supported by some wonderful examples of prints from both the author and a wide range of artists using different techniques. (These illustrations are a great starting point for further study.)
It's a good starter book which I keep dipping into it. It has helped me to understand and appreciate the prints at our local gallery and inspired me enough to want to try printmaking.
If the more specialist Printmaking Handbooks are as good as this I shall look forward to reading them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Finding out about printing making 7 Sep 2009
By bebegee
Highly recommend this book. Gives detailed and illustrated descriptions about different printing techniques and includes list of suppliers.
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54 of 60 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An inspirational introduction 8 Sep 2001
By PenGirl
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I found this to be a wonderfully inspiring volume, with plenty of information so that you can immediately get started, whilst suggesting further reading for greater specialisation. The list of suppliers has also been invaluable. Excellent. I am eagerly awaiting the 'intaglio' book in the same series.
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