Printmaking is not an area which anyone could accuse of being over-published, but Black’s are more than making up for this with this series of handbooks that offer both a way in for the novice as well as a more serious approach that will satisfy the demands of the more experienced practitioner.
In this volume, Mychael Barratt looks at both the practice of making prints from an incised or engraved plate and at the work of a number of contemporary printmakers who are preserving the tradition as well as extending the boundaries of the craft. These include Norman Ackroyd, Anita Klein and Paul Rego.
As ever, this is not a particularly cheap book (for the size, at any rate), but the quality of production and the number of colour illustrations more than justify the price.
A&C Black 2008
Author Mychael Barratt
Publisher A&C Black
Series Printmaking Handbook