Magical secrets about aquatint Spit bite, sugar lift & other etched tones step-by-step

Emily York

Book - 2008

Accompanying DVD features videotaped demonstrations of the techniques in the eight chapters, and includes additonal footage titled: Printing the Crown Point way, by Kathan Brown; and Using acid to bite plates, by Catherine Brooks.

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Magical secrets
Magical secrets ; #03
San Francisco, CA : Berkeley, CA : Crown Point Press ; Distributed by Small Press Distribution, SPD c2008.
Item Description
"Third in a series about etchings"--P. [4] of cover.
Physical Description
361 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm. + 1 DVD (4 3/4 in.)
Includes index.
Main Author
Emily York (-)
Corporate Author
Crown Point Gallery (Oakland, Calif.) (-)
Other Authors
Kathan Brown (-), Catherine (Mary Catherine) Brooks
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Cultural Writing. Art. Crown Point Press master printer Emily York discusses aquatint, a form of etching used to create delicate washes, velvety blacks, and intricate layers of color impossible in other art media. Using 46 prints by 32 artists, she ties process directly to art and explains spit bite, sugar lift, soap ground, and water bite. She also details steel-facing and multiple plate printing, with step-by-step instructions for making your own aquatints. With two appendices: "Printing the Crown Point Way" by Kathan Brown and "Using Acid to Bite Plates" by Catherine Brooks. DVD included.