mercredi 29 octobre 2008

ILLUSTRATION: Wood Engraving and Linocutting


Découvrez le livre de 176 pages "Wood Engraving and Linocutting" de Anne Hayward, paru en juin 2008.
Il faut noter que les livres sur la linogravure et la gravure sur bois sont relativement rares, et quasi-inexistants en français.

«Wood engraving is a straightforward method of relief printmaking, whereby designs are drawn on to a hard wood such as boxwood. Areas of the design that are to remain white are then cut below the surface and the block is then rolled up with an oil-based printing ink, pressure applied and prints taken. Traditionally black ink is used, but it is possible to use coloured inks. Linocutting employs similar techniques, the end results are often bolder and more robust. The book explains the distinctions between wood engraving, woodcuts and linocuts, and introduces the reader to the rich and varied effects that can be achieved in printmaking. The author leads us through the history of printmaking with some fascinating historical examples, then explores how the technique has developed as a contemporary art form. The author reveals the bsaic techniques involved and guides the reader step-by-step throught the process, with useful advice on everything you need to transform a corner of your home into your own printmaking studio.
• Exemples of wood engravings past and present
• Tools and techniques
• Designing for wood engraving
• Making your prints
• Advice for setting up your own studio
».

Living in USA, please use this LINK to buy this book.
Living in Canada, please use this LINK to buy this book.

1 commentaire:

Stargazer a dit…

Love the cat pic! :)