The original print: understanding technique in contemporary fine printmaking
For many art lovers and collectors, the term "print" suggests a two-dimensional work on paper made by one of a dozen or so half-understood techniques-aquatints, etchings, lithographs, screenprints, etc. This book shows readers the effort and skill that these techniques entail, how they are used, and how the artists employ them to create specific effects. This book is both a survey of the best contemporary prints by American artists and a guide to printmaking techniques and effects. Nearly one hundred prints are shown in full color. Works are grouped by technique, and each section begins with an explanation of the process or processes illustrated within the chapter. Print publisher, curator and former gallery owner Chris Byrne has specialized in contemporary fine art prints for the last fifteen years. Using examples from ten of North America's top print houses, Byrne describes both basic techniques and the joint experimentation of artist and master printer as they create new images for an expanding audience.
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22 inches 30 inches EDITION 30 PUBLISHER Alberto Rios aquatint areas art prints Art Spiegelman block Bud Shark chine colic PAPER co-director and master collaborative Collograph contemporary artists copper plate David Lynch Derriere L'Etoile Studios director and master drawing drypoint Enrique Chagoya Facing page TITLE Flatbed Press Flatbed Press ARTIST graphic Graphicstudio hand coloring PAPER Hunt Slonem imagery incised intaglio techniques Joe Segura Judy Pfaff Katherine Brimberry Left TITLE line etching linocuts lithograph with colle Lucky Charm Mark Klett master printer MEDIUM Norm Stewart Original Print owner and master Pablo Picasso partner and master Paula McCarthy Panczenko Paulson Press ARTIST photogravure Photogravure PAPER printed image printmaking processes produce PUBLISHER:Tandem Press Publishing Company ARTIST Red Grooms Relief printing Right TITLE Robert Kushner screenprint PAPER Segura Publishing Company Shark's Ink ARTIST Sondra Freckelton stencil Stewart & Stewart Stewart ARTIST sugar-lift surface Susan Crile Tandem Press texture tonal visual woodblock woodcut