Handmade prints An introduction to creative printmaking without a press

Anne Desmet, 1964-

Book - 2000

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Published
Worcester, Mass. : London : Davis Pub. ; A & C Black 2000.
Language
English
Physical Description
144 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
087192546X
Main Author
Anne Desmet, 1964- (-)
Other Authors
Jim Anderson (-)
Review by Library Journal Reviews

Desmet and Anderson have created a book that crosses the boundary separating folk crafts from the fine arts. Tracing printmaking back to the first dinosaur footprints left in clay, they offer an introduction that encompasses everything from potato printing to multicolor linocuts, from collage to three-dimensional indented sculpture yet uses very little specialized equipment. Initial chapters on inks, tools, paper making, and paper marbling are followed by playful, sometimes wacky chapters on body prints and printing from buttons, discarded toys, stones, shoes, and sliced fruits. For example, a lovely Asian-style print is made by inking the wheels of a toy steam shovel. This highly accomplished work includes a glossary of terms, techniques, and materials and a list of suppliers (though one can find much on one's own in the toy chest and refrigerator). Recommended for public libraries. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

From potato prints to three-dimensional indented sculptures: this easy-to-follow introduction offers invaluable insights on creating eye-catching art. All the methods need little specialized equipment, can be done on the kitchen table, and will inspire everyone from professional artists to enthusiasts wanting to produce inventive designs. &;Highly accomplished....Recommended.&; &;Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

From potato prints to three-dimensional indented sculptures: this easy-to-follow introduction offers invaluable insights on creating eye-catching art. All the methods need little specialized equipment, can be done on the kitchen table, and will inspire everyone from professional artists to enthusiasts wanting to produce inventive designs. &;Highly accomplished. Recommended.&;&;Library Journal.