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Printmaking Guide Book
Beth Grabowski

12.05.16

On Thursday, May 12th, 2016, the presentation of the book Printmaking: A Complete Guide to Materials & Processes took place at “Libros del Pasaje” (Buenos Aires) with the presence of one of the authors, American artist Beth Grabowski. It was the first international presentation of the book in its Spanish version in which, in addition, the author talked with the audience of Buenos Aires, answering concerns and sharing her experience during the research and writing of the book. We share some words from Grabowski’s presentation, which inspire us to continue with our experimentation in printmaking “Printmaking is a way of thinking”.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Printmaking is a practical and comprehensive guide to printmaking techniques. This fully updated edition includes expanded chapters on digital and mixed media processes, and a brand new Print & Make chapter, which explores the opportunities for creative expression within the many processes available to print makers. The more traditional techniques of relief, intaglio, collograph, lithography, screen printing and monoprint have also been refreshed with the addition of new images showing a broader range of subject matter, including more contemporary prints and international artists. A new section on the traditions and techniques of Japanese woodblock printing completes the update.

Each technique is explored from the development of the printing or digital matrix, through the different stages of creation to image output. Clear step-by-step illustrations, interviews with contemporary printmakers and a wide range of images showing the best of cutting-edge printmaking today offer an inspirational resource. Guidance on how to set up a print studio, sections on troubleshooting techniques and the inclusion of up-to-date lists of suppliers, workshops and galleries make this an essential volume for beginner and experienced printmakers alike.

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PRINTMAKING: A Complete Guide to Materials and Processes
BILL FLICK & BETH GRABOWSKI
Laurence King Publisher Lnd, 2015, 2nd Edition

Beth Grabowski is an artist and a Zachary Taylor Smith Distinguished Term Professor of Art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. She is the current president of SGC International, a professional organization for print artists, educators and enthusiasts of everything related to prints.

Bill Flick is a master-printer and professor in the Art Department at Duke University. He is also the director of Cockeyed Press, a publisher specializing in the production of satirical linocuts.

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