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Wood Engraving and Linocutting

By Anne Hayward

ISBN: 9781861269980
PAGES: 176
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 280x215 mm
INSIDE: 170 b&w and colour photographs

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.

Topics covered include: An overview of the history and the art of printmaking Tools and techniques Designing for wood engraving Making your prints Advice for setting up your own studio

RRP: £25.00

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