Acrylic-resist Etching, Collagraphy, Engraving, Drypoint, Mezzotint : the Complete Safety-first System for Creative Printmaking

Adam, Robert

Book - 2007
The complete safety-first system for creative intaglio printmaking. This practical and inspirational book is the definitive guide to intaglio printmaking. With clear step-by-step instructions and hundreds of illustrations, it describes methods that, while employing a strong traditional basis, avoid the use of toxic materials to achieve stunning prints the modern way-safer, healthier, and more environmentally friendly. Covering every stage of the plate-making and printing process, the book opens up creative possibilities for beginners and experienced printmakers alike. Whichever intaglio technique you wish to use-acrylic-resist etching methods such as aquatint, photo-etching, collagraphy, and photocollagraphy; or engraving, drypoint, mezzotint, burnishing, and air-abrading-classically trained printmakers Robert Adam and Carol Robertson show you how to do it. From setting up and equipping an intaglio studio, through choosing a printing method, to collating and presenting finished prints, this beautifully illustrated and comprehensive reference book-complete with a list of international suppliers and glossary-is the only resource any art practitioner, educator, or student will ever need. 229 illustrations, 199 in color.

Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2007
ISBN: 0500513430
Branch Call Number: 765 A195i 2007
Characteristics: 240 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,26 cm
Additional Contributors: Robertson, Carol


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