Japanese woodblock print workshop A modern guide to an ancient art

April Vollmer

Book - 2015

"An inspirational how-to course on Japanese woodblock printing's history and techniques, with guidance on materials and studio practices, step-by-step demonstrations, and examples of finished works by modern masters of the medium as well as historic pieces. An increasingly popular yet age-old art form, Japanese woodblock printing (mokuhanga) is embraced for its non-toxic character, use of handmade materials, and easy integration with other printmaking techniques. In this comprehensive ...guide, artist and printmaker April Vollmer--one of the best known Japanese woodblock printing practitioners and instructors in the West--combines her deep knowledge of the historic printmaking practice with expert instruction and presents a collection of diverse and gorgeous prints by leading contemporary artists in the medium, as well as her own work. At once practical and inspirational, this handbook is as useful to serious printmakers and artists as it is to creative types who are drawn to Japanese history and aesthetics and are looking to experiment in other media"--

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Published
Berkeley : Watson-Guptill Publications [2015]
Edition
First Edition
Language
English
Physical Description
249 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-245) and index.
ISBN
9780770434816
0770434819
Main Author
April Vollmer (author)
  • History and Significance
  • Tools and Materials for Printing
  • Washi, Japanese Handmade Paper
  • Creating a Print Step by Step
  • New Directions in Mokuhanga
  • Appendix 1: Suppliers and Supplies
  • Appendix 2: Resources and Opportunities: Classes, Residencies, Conferences.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

An introduction to the age-old art form combines expert instruction with historic printmaking practice, provides step-by-step demonstrations, and displays examples of finished works by modern masters.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

A beautiful introduction to the age-old art form combines expert instruction with historic printmaking practice, provides step-by-step demonstrations and displays examples of finished works by modern masters.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

"An inspirational how-to course on Japanese woodblock printing's history and techniques, with guidance on materials and studio practices, step-by-step demonstrations, and examples of finished works by modern masters of the medium as well as historic pieces. An increasingly popular yet age-old art form, Japanese woodblock printing (mokuhanga) is embraced for its non-toxic character, use of handmade materials, and easy integration with other printmaking techniques. In this comprehensive guide, artist and printmaker April Vollmer--one of the best known Japanese woodblock printing practitioners and instructors in the West--combines her deep knowledge of the historic printmaking practice with expert instruction and presents a collection of diverse and gorgeous prints by leading contemporary artists in the medium, as well as her own work. At once practical and inspirational, this handbook is as useful to serious printmakers and artists as it is to creative types who are drawn to Japanese history and aesthetics and are looking to experiment in other media"--

Review by Publisher Summary 4

Author April Vollmer presents students, academics, researchers, professional printmakers working in a wide variety of contexts, and general interest readers with an examination of the history, techniques, and study setup common to Japanese woodblock printing, or mokuhanga. The author has organized the main body of her text in five chapters and two appendices devoted to the history and significance of Japanese woodblock printmaking, tools and materials for printmaking, washi and Japanese handmade paper, among other related subjects. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

Review by Publisher Summary 5

An inspirational how-to course on Japanese woodblock printing's history and techniques, with guidance on materials and studio practices, step-by-step demonstrations, and examples of finished works by modern masters of the medium as well as historic pieces.  A Modern Guide to the Ancient Art of mokuhanga An increasingly popular yet age-old art form, Japanese woodblock printing (mokuhanga) is embraced for its non-toxic character, use of handmade materials, and easy integration with other printmaking techniques. In this comprehensive guide, artist and printmaker April Vollmer—one of the best known mokuhanga practitioners and instructors in the West—combines her deep knowledge of this historic printmaking practice with expert step-by-step instruction, guidance on materials and studio practices, and a diverse collection of prints by leading contemporary artists. At once practical and inspirational, this handbook is as useful to serious printmakers and artists as it is to creative people drawn to Japanese history and aesthetics.