on 7 April 2010
A very good and detailed book on the subject. Lots of practical advice. I like the way that the actual dimensions of reproduced prints are given, this allows you to work out how much detail has been cut, something that is lacking in the book by Hayward.
on 11 May 2010
This is an affection well written comprehensive book full of useful information covering all aspects of woodcuts and wood engraving-from tools, materials, images ,printing, paper and how to use them .It is well illustrated both with woodcuts,engravings and drawings as appropriate.For anyone wishing to start working in this delightful art-for the beginer i cannot recommend it too highly-for those already working in the art you will enjoy the book it is a useful reference.
on 15 May 2014
The book is very good, and gives me - just above beginner level and explanation for things that most printmakers take for granted. It also refers to other texts in the very first pages - the free ones.
But it is the first time I can actually see images properly on my first generation Kindle. Every other text was rubbish, from Conan Doyle's biography to J Bate's book on John Clare. It's one of the most frustrating things about Kindle, images aren't there at all, or are so miniaturised that they are not visible.
Gives fantastic advice on how to start making those cuts - definitely encouraging.