Modern Printmaking is a beautiful, substantial reference book for the novice to intermediate printmaker, or for anyone who simply appreciates the beauty of uniquely crafted artwork.
Starting with a brief introduction to printmaking, that includes basic terms and definitions, the author expertly discusses the long history of this art form. As someone who frequents museums and art galleries on a regular basis, I have a better understanding of the painstaking work that goes into the pieces I’ve often admired.
Modern Printmaking is divided into sections, which detail the many types of printing. Within each of these sections, the author presents a variety of artists who specialize in each style. I’m particularly taken with the Woodblock Printing in Chapter 2. I’ve long been fascinated with this method and have an even greater appreciation for it after reading through this chapter. In fact, all the chapters in this book are incredibly thorough and detailed. The accompanying photos are breathtaking, making this book beautiful enough to be displayed on a coffee table.
Photographers should appreciate the section on the digital transfer process. The techniques in the chapter are definitely things I’d consider trying with my own photos.
I would highly recommend Modern Printmaking to anyone who may be interested in learning more about printmaking, someone looking to expand existing skills or readers who enjoy eye-catching coffee table books.
5 of 5 Stars, Review by Susan Barton
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