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1. Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue
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2. Texture Effects for Rubber Stamping
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3. 2,100 Victorian Monograms (Dover
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6. Getting It Printed: How to Work
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12. Natural Impressions: Taking an
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1. Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonne 1962-1987
by Frayda Feldman, Jorg Schellman, Claudia Defendi, Jorg Schellmann, Andy Warhol
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Asin: 1881616908
Catlog: Book (1997-10-01)
Publisher: D.A.P./Feldman Fine Arts/Andy Warhol Foundati
Sales Rank: 446150
Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Directed at the expert, fine for the fan, too!
I would like to add to the reviews below that this book is a pleasure to hold and to view because it is so well made. If there is any 'art' book that should be made for posterity it is the catalog raisonne of an artist. In this instance, the publisher has done the artist's audience a real service for, the book is beautifully printed and bound in Italy by Amilcare Pizzi; Italy seeming to have usurped Switzerland's place as the world's premier art book printer. The pages are thick and glossy and the reproduction is top notch.
For those of you who are unaware of what a catalog raisonne is, it is meant to be a compilation and historical record of an artist's work that documents execution date, medium, size of image or plate, size of edition if a print, whether signed or unsigned, etc. This information is used by artists, historians, collectors and dealers to attribute a piece of art and place it in the artist's oevre, and of course to aid in placing relative value on it. Here too, the archivists, publisher, and editor have done a fine job of documenting the relevant facts. This is especially important in the case of Warhol who was a serial printer, sometimes to the point of intentional promiscuity. So, the fact that wherever possible relevant information is provided speaks volumes about the prodigious effort that must have gone into this undertaking. I rate this book four stars because I fear that since this is the third edition, there will be yet another edition published that renders this one obsolete. I understand this is precisely because Warhol was an inprecise documentarian, when he chose to do so at all, but I don't relish having to purchase another high dollar, though valuable book that is only slightly different from the one I already own. For people who don't give a darn, the book rates a five.

5-0 out of 5 stars Andy Warhol Prints
This 3rd edition of Andy Warhol Prints gives much information to someone who is interested in the various published and unpublished works which Warhol created. In addition to providing color photographs of the prints, the book gives details about the edition size and characteristics of each individual portfolio. This book will be quite useful for the Warhol fan, art students, as well as collectors of Warhol's work. It is the most definitive book of his prints available.

5-0 out of 5 stars Definitive Guide to Warhol
Prints, proofs, paintings -- everything is here, plus essays that explicate and set context.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best catalog of Andy's Prints
This gem of a book gets into all the details of Warhol's print making. See source images as well as artist's and printer's proofs. A must for any collector wanting to explore Warhol's work as well as a real eye opener as to how busy this man really kept himself. ... Read more


2. Texture Effects for Rubber Stamping
by Nancy Curry
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Asin: 1581805586
Catlog: Book (2004-08-17)
Publisher: North Light Books
Sales Rank: 15359
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Top trend spotters in the craft and greeting card industry say that consumers are showing a real passion for texture. Crafters can easily satisfy that craving with this treasure trove of 40 elegant card and gift projects. It teaches plenty of texture-making techniques that utilize the magic of stamping in all its forms.

Curry is a master at creating dreamy, sophisticated and surprisingly beautiful texture effects. With enthusiasm, she teaches how to make richly textured backgrounds that look complex, but are surprisingly easy to re-create.

Step-by-step, readers will have fun combining basic stamping techniques with metallic paints, resist effects, alcohol inks, layers of acetate, watercolors, embellishments and much more!

Projects are conveniently grouped into sections that highlight the different ways texture can be created-by using visual texture, spot coloration, layered texture or adding embellishments.

Long-time rubber stampers and card makers will be inspired by all the new texturing techniques and clever variations demonstrated in this book.

:More than just cards, there are also lots of fresh ideas for turning ordinary boxes, tags, clocks and tiles into memorable gift items.

All this makes Texture Effects for Rubber Stamping an inspirational resource crafters will turn to again and again. ... Read more


3. 2,100 Victorian Monograms (Dover Pictorial Archive Series)
by Karl Klimsch
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Asin: 0486283011
Catlog: Book (1995-01-01)
Publisher: Dover Publications
Sales Rank: 396271
Average Customer Review: 1 out of 5 stars
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Comprehensive compilation of elegant, imaginative two-letter monograms—ideal for enhancing scrolls, certificates, awards and other graphic projects in need of calligraphic excitement. Easily reproduced, copyright-free letters are also perfect for use in art, needlework, crafts and other decorative projects.
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1-0 out of 5 stars Disappointed with Amazon!
I paid $24 for this book only to receive it and the price is stamped on the back "$9.95 in USA"! I would look for this book elsewhere.

1-0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
I paid $24 for this book only to receive it and the price is stamped on the back "$9.95 in USA"! I would look for this book elsewhere. ... Read more


4. Print (New Ansel Adams Photography Series, Book 3)
by Ansel Adams
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Asin: 0821215264
Catlog: Book (1984-06-01)
Publisher: New York Graphic Society
Sales Rank: 277147
Average Customer Review: 4.62 out of 5 stars
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The Print is the third and final book in The Ansel Adams Photography Series--the seminal guides fully revised by Ansel Adams shortly before his death in 1984.

The Print, now available in paperback like the other volumes in the series, belongs on every photographer's shelf. It covers the entire printmaking process, from designing and furnishing a darkroom and experimenting with your first print, to mastering advanced techniques such as developer modifications, toning, and bleaching, and burning and dodging. This thorough guide is filled with indispensable darkroom techniques and tips, and amply illustrated with photographs and technical drawings. It is an indispensable tool for mastering the complex art of photographic printmaking. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars This is great book
In this book, Adams said Expression is more important than reality, idea more important than fact, the print more important than its subject. For it is only in the print that such magnificence can be unfailingly orchestrated. Those words made me think that what is good photograph. The book opens with a thoroughly enjoyable, albeit brief, history of photography before getting down to explain printing techniques.

The majority of the text concentrates it's efforts in educating the reader in the art of B&W photography. This book tells readers that what are good prints making techniques. After reading this book you will feel like that your printing skills are very improved. The reader will see many wonderful pictures as examples, that will surely create a better impression as to what type of pictures Adams takes.

4-0 out of 5 stars This is great book !!!
In this book, Adams said Expression is more important than reality, idea more important than fact, the print more important than its subject. For it is only in the print that such magnificence can be unfailingly orchestrated. Those words made me think that what is good photograph. The book opens with a thoroughly enjoyable, albeit brief, history of photography before getting down to explain printing techniques.

The majority of the text concentrates it's efforts in educating the reader in the art of B&W photography. This book tells readers that what are good prints making techniques. After reading this book you will feel like that your printing skills are very improved. The reader will see many wonderful pictures as examples, that will surely create a better impression as to what type of pictures Adams takes.

4-0 out of 5 stars This Book is Great !!
In this book, Adams said Expression is more important than reality, idea more important than fact, the print more important than its subject. For it is only in the print that such magnificence can be unfailingly orchestrated. Those words made me think that what is good photograph. The book opens with a thoroughly enjoyable, albeit brief, history of photography before getting down to explain printing techniques.

The majority of the text concentrates it's efforts in educating the reader in the art of B&W photography. This book tells readers that what are good prints making techniques. After reading this book you will feel like that your printing skills are very improved. The reader will see many wonderful pictures as examples, that will surely create a better impression as to what type of pictures Adams takes.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book for any Serious B&W Photographer
This is one of a few books in this Ansel Adams series. He discusses a number of aspects of the print, it's limitations, and many techniques that can be used to exploit print characteristics. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is at all serious about B&W photography whether developing your own prints or not.

4-0 out of 5 stars A must have in the age of digital
This book though dry and technical has plenty of information that is a must have for any aspirinf photographer who wishes to push their black and white print skills furhter. Given that digital camera sales are now out stripping analog cameras will this book still have relevence? ... Read more


5. Jim Dine Prints, 1985-2000: A Catalogue Raisonne
by Elizabeth Carpenter, Evan M. Maurer, Jim Dine, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Richard Campbell, Joseph Ruzicka
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Asin: 0912964863
Catlog: Book (2002-05-15)
Publisher: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Sales Rank: 275677
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One of the most recognizable of American artists, and one of America's most innovative printmakers, Jim Dine has created a multidisciplinary oeuvre tied together by his continued use and reinvention of familiar imagery. Hearts, bathrobes, skulls, tools, the Crommelynck gate, Venus de Milo, self-portraits, plants, and flowers--Dine infuses these personal metaphors with new meanings and continually depicts them in novel and diverse contexts. Over time, some of these motifs have become recognized as clearly symbolic: the bathrobe figures as a self-portrait, the heart as a symbol of his love for wife Nancy. And also over time, Dine has added new images to his iconic repertory. Mountains, ancient Greco-Roman sculpture, owls, hands, trees, apes, Pinocchio, and ravens figure prominently in the prints he has made since 1985. This catalogue raisonne fully documents Dine's evolving imagery and technical experimentation from the late 80s through the millennium, including his limited-edition illustrated books, and establishes his absolute maturity as an artist. A glossary of printmaking terms, a selected print exhibition history and bibilography, and a discussion of his poetry and literary leanings make this catalog complete.
By Elizabeth Carpenter with an essay by Joseph Ruzicka. Foreword by Richard Campbell and Evan M. Maurer.

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400 color illustrations ... Read more


6. Getting It Printed: How to Work With Printers and Graphic Imaging Services to Assure Quality, Stay on Schedule and Control Costs (Getting It Printed)
by Eric Kenly, Mark Beach
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Asin: 1581805772
Catlog: Book (2004-08-01)
Publisher: How
Sales Rank: 26901
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Designers can save time, money and frustration with this essential guide to printing. Covering all of the topics that have made it a popular title for years, along with the latest developments in the industry, Getting It Printed features:

* A comprehensive look at how to work with printers--everything from estimates, pricing and negotiating to trade customs and quality guidelines

* Easy-to-follow explanations of the top printing processes and techniques

* All of the information designers need to choose the right papers and inks for their projects

* Hard-to-find knowledge about proofing, output and color

Whether they're independent, in-house or students, designers will want to have this book at hand. It's the ultimate printing resource! ... Read more


7. The Complete Book of Silk Screen Printing Production
by J. I. Biegeleisen
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Asin: 0486211002
Catlog: Book (1963-06-01)
Publisher: Dover Publications
Sales Rank: 59879
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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Extremely thorough coverage of practically everything of importance known about the silk screen process. Brief history, plus detailed information on basic tools and equipment, stencil making and photo stencil methods, multicolor work, facts about paints, lacquers and other compounds, and tips on mixing and matching colors. 124 figures.
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1-0 out of 5 stars Screen Printing History
If you want a good history from the 60's of screen printing then this is the book for you. It was first published in 1963 and hasn't been updated since. Old black and white pictures are included that would be seen in an old Popular Mechanics to include the hand drawn illustrations. If your looking to review or learn new techniques or just refresh your memory this is not the book to get. I'm starting my own business and after being out of it for a few years I was wanting a refresher book I could look to. This was not the one.

5-0 out of 5 stars Complete Step by Step Process
This book gives a clear and complete picture of every aspect of press operation and silk screen technique-from individually operated manual presses to modern automatic presses capable of turning out 2000-3000 impressions an hour-and indicates the subject, this volume includes practically everything of importance known about the silk screen process.

1-0 out of 5 stars don't waste your time
if you are looking for a D.I.Y. book on silk screening look elsewhere. this is more of a historical review of the process. the book was copywritten in the '60's so there isn't any "new technology" in the content.

3-0 out of 5 stars The Complete Book of Silk Screen Printing Production
The Complete Book of Silk Screen Printing Productio ... Read more


8. Printmaking in the Sun
by Dan Welden, Pauline Muir, Dan Weldon
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Asin: 0823042928
Catlog: Book (2001-05-01)
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
Sales Rank: 61411
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Printmaking in the Sun introduces a revolutionary new printmaking technique known as the solarplate method, first developed in 1972 by one of the book's authors, Dan Welden. He had begun experimenting with light-sensitive polymer plates in place of traditional metal plates, which frees the artist from exposure to poisonous lead fumes. To make a solarplate print, one creates a piece of artwork on film, overlays it on a solarplate, and exposes the film and plate together in the sun. The drawing is transferred to the plate, which is then developed in ordinary tap water. The resulting image appears in the same orientation as the original drawing. This book exhaustively covers the techniques of solarplate printing, describing how to use the proper equipment and materials, prepare relief and intaglio images, make and print relief and intaglio plates, expose your work to the sun, use digital images and photogravure, and work with color printing. The book is generously illustrated with color and black-and-white solarplate images by accomplished artists, as well as clear step-by-step illustrations depicting how to prepare and process your images and plates. The book also contains a comprehensive glossary, selected further reading, and list of suppliers in the United States and Australia. The innovative techniques described in Printmaking in the Sun form an enormous resource of versatile, imaginative applications. Artists of all levels will appreciate the fluidity of creative expression inherent in such a simple and immediate process. --Mary Ribesky ... Read more


9. Karel Martens: Printed Matter
by Robin Kinross, Jaap Van Triest, Karel Martens
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Asin: 0907259111
Catlog: Book (1997-11-01)
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Pr
Sales Rank: 1452666
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Karel Martens is a Dutch artist and graphic designer whose 36-year career is based on continuing the ideals of the modernist pioneers of the 1920s and 1930s. This book is a critical examination as well as a celebration of Martens's broad spectrum of work. Numerous illustrations of his designs are included, as are a year-by-year survey of his work and a list of all of his projects. Also in this volume are four critical essays and a text by Martens himself. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars printed matter
i first glanced through this book in one of my classes. i picked it up not thinking much of it except the niceness of the cover. as i looked through i decided that this is by far one of the best books on graphic design that i have seen. the printing is excelent and i especially liked that it was readable in english and in dutch. the work included in the book again, is very nice. it is a very good representation of dutch design, and can be very educational to those who study outside of the area. ... Read more


10. Hiroshige: Prints and Drawings
by Matthi Forrer, Suzuki Juzo, Henry D., II Smith, Uragawa Hiroshige, Juzo Suzuki, Henry Dewitt Smith, Royal Academy of Arts
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Asin: 3791318608
Catlog: Book (1997-08-01)
Publisher: Prestel
Sales Rank: 328428
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) holds an assured place in the history of art as one of the greatest masters of the wood-block print.This volume offers an excellent overview of the accomplished artist who, together with Hokusai, was the leading creator of landscape imagery in Japanese printmaking.

If Hokusai is recognized for his bold compositions and clearly defined forms, Hiroshige is the master of the passing moment - the artist of mist, snow, and rain.The immense popularity of Hiroshige's prints meant that they were continually reprinted, wearing down the woodblocks.For this book, every effort has been made to reproduce only the finest early impressions.Each plate is provided with a commentary by Matthi Forrer who, in an introductory essay, examines Hiroshige's life and work, assessing his place in Japanese art and making important revisions to the generally accepted chronology of his oeuvre.Other essays draw attention to aspects of Hiroshige's life and work which have often been overlooked and place Hiroshige and his art in their social and political context.This volume also includes maps, a chronology, a glossary and a bibliography. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Superlative Art Book about Superlative Artist.
Quick, stop reading this review and buy this Hardcover book in New or Like New condition now, while you can. For, this is one of the greastest modern so-called 'coffee table' art books that I have come across. Too often these days one finds that such art books which should be large, lushly produced, lovingly put together and brilliantly written are unfortunately done with punk production values resulting in poor reproductions on cheap looking paper stock and accompanied by unedifying, often stultifying essays. Not this one. As I said above it is one of the most impressive art books that I have come across in twenty years of buying them. It is printed and bound in Germany which in itself is commendable and noteworthy because it is quite expensive to produce a book there. I am so glad they did because, as good as they are, Italy and Hong Kong, two places commonly used for producing today's art books, just don't do as good a job as Prestel has done in Germany. This book was originally produced to accompany an exhibition at the Royal Academy of the Arts during 1997. As such, it commanded a skilled and erudite staff of authors to craft both an accurate history and an illuminating commentary of the artist and his art. They are: Matthi Forrer, author of a similar book on Hokusai; Suzuki Juzo, the author of the standard monograph on Hiroshige; and Henry Smith a Professor of Japanese History at Columbia U. You will come back to this book many times over the years because there is so darned much information to absorb, visually and intellectually and because the publisher's top notch production values have accurately captured the spirit and beauty of Hiroshige's Woodblock Prints. This is the sort of book that will be actively sought out by art book collectors in years to come. This is why I say, buy it now, while you can at such a low price. You won't be sorry.

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing
I have no experience with art at all, but from my point of view this book is a jewl. Printings are so beautiful and relaxing, and they are numerous in this book. Also the book is well organized with explanations about the paintings.

5-0 out of 5 stars A wonderful collection of Hiroshige's work.
Buy this book for the reproductions if nothing else. If you have seen good Hiroshige prints in their original condition, you know how much is usually lost in most reproductions. This book gets you about as close to the real thing as you are likely to find. The colors are magnificent.

5-0 out of 5 stars The must-have book for those wishing to understand Hiroshige
A very comprehensive catalogue of Hiroshige's greatest prints. The book also includes some prints that are more obscure, as well as preparatory sketches and several printing blocks. Attractive as a coffee-table style hardback for those with a passing interest in Ukiyoe, it also is a must-have for those devotees wishing to understand the art of Japan's great landscape print artist.

5-0 out of 5 stars one of the most beautiful art books in print
I fell in love with this book immediately. It's the greens, the blues and the reds in Hiroshige's prints that did it. In this book, the reproductions actually did justice to his works. Many of his works are so incredibly lovely that all I could think was, "This is so gorgeous!" I don't want to sound gushing, but if I do, I really can't help it. The prints are GORGEOUS, especially the ones with snow. The text accompanying each print is satisfactory, but if you buy this book, you won't regret it. ... Read more


11. Hatch Show Print: The History of a Great American Poster Shop
by Jim Sherraden, Elek Horvath, Paul Kingsbury
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Asin: 0811828565
Catlog: Book (2001-05-01)
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Sales Rank: 25873
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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In this age of digital media, the handcrafted ethic and aesthetic of a Hatch Show Print poster is beyond compare. Country musicians and magicians, professional wrestlers and rock stars, all have turned to Nashville's historic Hatch Show Print to create showstopping posters. Established in 1879, Hatch preserves the art of traditional printing that has earned a loyal following to this day (including the likes of Beck, Emmylou Harris, and the Beastie Boys). Hatch Show Print: The History of a Great American Poster Shop is the first fully illustrated tour of this iconic print shop and also chronicles the long life and large cast of employees, entertainers, and American legends whose histories are intertwined with it. Complete with 190 illustrations--as well as a special book jacket that unfolds to reveal an original Hatch poster on the reverse--Hatch Show Print is a dazzling document of this legendary institution. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Proud to be a Hatch Show Printer
As a designer and printer at Hatch Show Print, this book makes me very proud. Our beloved Jim Sherraden, along with Elek and Paul did an absolutely amazing job collecting, archiving and compiling 123 years worth of incredible letterpress poster history. The images are simply stunning and the stories are engaging. This is a coffee table book that will spend more time in your hands than on your coffee table.
Buy the book and then stop by the shop located in historic downtown Nashville. Get a tour of the shop, see the posters, and have Jim autograph your book!

5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful collection of hundreds of years of poster design
Hatch Show Print: History of an American Print Shop is a pleasurable read of over a century's worth of poster design, but the accompanying images are what make this book. Chronicle Books has done an incredible job of reproducing this letterpress artwork while retaining all of the charms and details of this unique process. Definitely one of those books you can pick up dozens of time and find something with each new look. There is rumor of an expanded version to come in the future, unfolding more of this shop's extensive history and possibly a new chapter chronicling the more recent designs. I definitely look forward to that!

5-0 out of 5 stars HATCH is an amazing place with amazing work.
I haven't received the book yet, but I can tell you that the work done at Hatch, both historically and today, is a piece of Americana rarely equalled. Author Jim Sherraden is an amazing artist and craftsman... and, I might add, an extraordinarily nice guy. He's printed several jobs for me and even let me hang around the shop on a couple of trips to Nashville. His personal paintings based on Hatch posters are nothing short of breathtaking. Buy the book and, if you get a chance, stop by the shop in Nashville. These guys are the real deal.

5-0 out of 5 stars Show poster art and the American entertainment industry
Jim Sherraden, Elek Horvath and Paul Kingsbury's Hatch Show Print traces the evolution of show posters for entertainers, examining links between show poster art and the American entertainment industry from the early 1800s to modern times. Nashville's long-time Hatch Show Print is the focus of this examination, which blends a survey of popular culture with an examination of letterpress and print evolution. Exceptional.

3-0 out of 5 stars A good reference for designers...
but it doesn't even come close to comparing with the real thing. You need to see the real paint color and the overprinting to truly understand the poster art form. Still, it's a good cheater's manual for design. ... Read more


12. Natural Impressions: Taking an Artistic Path Through Nature
by Carolyn A. Dahl
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Asin: 0823031497
Catlog: Book (2002-10-01)
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
Sales Rank: 169041
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Since the beginning of time, artists have looked to nature forinspiration. They have sketched its shapes, admired its colors, painted itstextures, and copied its patterns. Natural Impressions offers a unique way tocultivate creativity by making prints directly from natural objects.In this innovative book, author and crafter Carolyn Dahl demonstrates howprinting with a natural material-covering it with a medium and pressing it to asurface-allows artists to see and appreciate exquisite, often-overlooked detailsand make physical contact with the earth that sustains us. Natural Impressionsbegins with practical guidance on collecting materials and objects, along withbasic instructions for making a successful nature print. Divided into threesections-leaves, flowers, and fish-the book clearly demonstrates a variety oftechniques using an array of mediums; for example, paints/pigments, bleach,collage, markers, textile paints, and even rubber stamps. Plus, a specialsection details how nature prints can meet today's technology with photocopyingand computer manipulation.Carolyn Dahl mesmerizes readers with enchanting, emotional stories andobservations about nature. She helps them realize the myriad ways nature impactsthe creative spirit, and inspires them with dozens of inventive paper and fabricprojects featuring remarkable nature prints. Whether one is a beginning artistor an experienced veteran, the techniques in Natural Impressions can be donesuccessfully by anyone-and are sure to foster a deeper, more intimaterelationship with nature. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars This book is for nature lovers and artists who love nature
I love nature, and I am an artist. This book is underrated and undermarketed. I just read it at a time when we are all acutely aware of the color in nature. The book speaks poetically of nature and brings it to the reader as a real experience through the use of words. The projects, some of which I intend to try, affirm our need for harmony with the earth on which we live.

I didn't read any pantheism in it, but I was lonely for the attribution of nature and our experience in it to God. ... Read more


13. Byzantium: Faith and Power (1261-1557)
by Helen C. Evans
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Asin: 030010278X
Catlog: Book (2004-03-01)
Publisher: Yale University Press
Sales Rank: 10675
Average Customer Review: 3.67 out of 5 stars
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During the last centuries of the "Empire of the Romans," Byzantine artists created exceptional secular and religious works that had an enduring influence on art and culture. In later years, Eastern Christian centers of power emulated and transformed Byzantine artistic styles, the Islamic world adapted motifs drawn from Byzantium's imperial past, and the development of the Renaissance from Italy to the Lowlands was deeply affected by Byzantine artistic and intellectual practices.This spectacular book presents hundreds of objects in all media from the late thirteenth through mid-sixteenth centuries. Featured in full-color reproductions are sacred icons, luxuriously embroidered silk textiles, richly gilded metalwork, miniature icons of glass, precious metals and gemstone, and elaborately decorated manuscripts. In the accompanying text, renowned scholars discuss the art and investigate the cultural and historical interaction between these major cultures-the Christian and Islamic East and the Latin West.Continuing the story of the critically acclaimed The Glory of Byzantium: Art and Culture of the Middle Byzantine Era, A.D. 843-1261, this book-the first to focus exclusively on the last centuries of the Byzantine era-is a highly anticipated publication that will not be superceded for generations. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Correction to Previous Review
The first exhibition, "The Age of Spirituality", shown in 1977, was organized by the eminent scholar, Kurt Weitzmann, Professor Emeritus of Princeton University (1904 -1993).

It is also important to note the essay written by Archbishop Damianos of Sinai, Pharan, and Riatho, Abbot of the Holy Greek Orthodox Monastery of Saint Catherine, Sinai, Egypt who on page 335 writes,"...holy icons are more than artful and historical objects. They are a vital entity and a vibrant presence in the liturgical life of the Church, which is the very context that sanctioned and fostered their creation, existence, and use from early Christian times." He goes on to say, "Indeed, by their captivating formal purity, transparency, and clarity, icons create what we may call a resonance or an uplifting in the spiritual sense. They are statements of faith ..."

Lastly, mention must be made of the conclusion of the catalogue and exhibition, which focuses on the influence of Late Byzantine icons on Northern Renaissance art. Many masterpieces are exhibited including Memling, van der Weyden, Jan Van Eyck and Gerard David. They are breathtaking, but perhaps too much icing. A preview of Ms. Evans's next exhibition?

5-0 out of 5 stars Monumental
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has put together its third monumental exhibition reflecting early Christian and Byzantine art. The first exhibition, "The Age of Spirituality", organized by Helen C. Evans was shown in 1977 and explored Christian art between the third and eighth centuries. Twenty years later, the persevering Ms. Evans was responsible for the wonderful "The Glory of Byzantium, A.D. 843-1261". This exhibit, "Byzantium: Faith and Power (1261 - 1557) is the last of this historic trilogy and is a testimony to Ms. Evans and her team, including Mahrukh Tarapor, who visited 35 countries and in a feat of international diplomacy convinced 129 museums, churches, monasteries, collectors and libraries to part with their treasures. Approximately 350 examples of Byzantine art have been contributed with only the monasteries of Mount Athos holding out. The exhibit runs through July 4, 2004.
The eminent and long respected icon dealer, Dick Temple, writes:
"The exhibition 'Byzantium, Faith and Power (1261-1557)' currently at the Metropolitan Museum in New York is, in my view, the greatest icon exhibition I have ever seen or ever will see. There are loans from 27 countries around the world. Monasteries and museums in Greece, Egypt, Russia and the Balkans as well as the great collections of Europe and the USA have given up their most fabulous treasures for this incredible event. If, 20 or 30 years ago, someone had said to me that one day I would see under the same roof the Annunciation from Ohrid, the Twelve Apostles from the Pushkin Museum, two monumental icons by Andrei Rublyov from the Tretyakov Gallery, 40 icons from Saint Catherine's Monastery at Sinai, the British Museum's icon of the Triumph of Orthodoxy and other similar wonders, I would not have believed them. Well, it is happening now."

There are many other important examples that Mr. Temple could have used. This sumptuous and amazing exhibition should not be missed. The one in 1997 drew nearly 500,000 visitors and this one should top that.

The catalogue, which accompanies this exhibition, is massive. It spans 680 pages and contains more than 800 color plates. The illustrations are beautifully reproduced. It contains important essays and descriptions of the objects by a renowned group of over 100 scholars. Please, please please - do yourself a favor and see this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition and purchase the accompanying catalogue, which will give you much pleasure. Ms. Evans is owed every civilized person's gratitude for her awe-inspiring effort.

1-0 out of 5 stars Crumbs from the table
This book details late Byzantine art (mostly icons, medallions, and manuscript illuminations) during the reign of Constantinople's last ruling dynasty, the Palaiologoi. Illustrations are small and the art historical writing reads like a random collection of graduate-level symposium papers (on such topics as church vestments and late tomb sculpture) and largely failing to engage the reader. The lack of narrative focus and quality works of art also lends an overall impression that this exhibition represents a culling of whatever happened to be at hand to produce yet another "blockbuster" that lacks much of either faith or power. ... Read more


14. Silk Screen Techniques (Dover Craft Books)
by Jacob Israel Biegeleisen
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Asin: 0486204332
Catlog: Book (1958-06-01)
Publisher: Dover Publications
Sales Rank: 85163
Average Customer Review: 1 out of 5 stars
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A complete home course in silk screen, describing all five of the most general and useful techniques. Step-by-step instructions plus chapters on multicolor silk-screening and color matching and blending make it possible for anyone to produce fine, well-registered prints. 141 illustrations.
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1-0 out of 5 stars Ancient History
This book has a beautiful cover. With that said, this book is a history of screen printing. Written in 1958, it doesn't even come close to being up to date. No new revisions. Not worth your time unless your a screen printing historian. ... Read more


15. Silk-Screen Printing for Artists and Craftsmen
by Mathilda V. Schwalbach
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Catlog: Book (1980-06-01)
Publisher: Dover Publications
Sales Rank: 42626
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Quickly master techniques of silk-screen printing for both art prints and textile design. Constructing a printing board and frame, preparing inks or dyes, printing the color runs, working with different resists, more, including special print project for the beginner. Clear explanations and 193 illustrations, including 19 in full color.
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16. Monotype: Mediums and Methods for Painterly Printmaking
by Julia Ayres, Julia Ayers
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Asin: 0823031284
Catlog: Book (2001-01-01)
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
Sales Rank: 53158
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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The art of monotype has experienced a surge of popularity in recent years, and artists working in other mediums will enjoy exploring the creative potential this process offers them. A brief history of monotype is followed by a comprehensive chapter on materials. The step-by-step instructions are accompanied by some of the finest examples of monotype being done today. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great demonstation of incredible effects using monotype
There seems to be very limited information available on the technique of monotype. This book fills that void by demonstrating the incredible variety of effects possible using the monotype method. There are no projects, per se, rather it teaches techniques that help you create your own masterpieces. Many pieces of example artwork are found throughout the book.

A monotype is a one-of-a-kind print made by transferring a painted image to paper. The book starts out with an introduction to materials including plates, mediums, solvents, panting tools and paper as well as hand and press transfer equipment. It also covers studio safety and finding workshop facilities.

Techniques are next including working into a light or dark field and both hand and press transfer.
These include step-by-step instructions accompanied by demonstration photos. Working in specific mediums including watercolor, acrylics, water-soluble writing instruments, monoprint paints (Createx), oil paints, water-based oils and alkyds follows. A section discussing special oil-based printing inks for lithography, etching, printing and serigraphy is also here. There is even a chapter on special techniques including using masks & stencils, embossing and creating collages.

The final chapter gives an overview of monoprints, which combine monotype with other print making processes, and mixed-media monotypes. This includes intaglio, drypoint and engraving, as well as linocut and collagraphic monoprints.

There is a nice list of suppliers as well as interesting biographical notes on the artists featured in the back. This is a great book that displays the great diversity in mediums and results available with monotype.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Resource and Guide
This book is a valuable resource of methods used in making monotypes. Ms. Ayres reviews every aspect of making a monotype from the tools, the ink or paint, and the process of transferring the image. All the printmaking terms used when describing this art are expertly explained and illustrated. It is clearly not a medium restricted to artists familiar with printmaking. The work of many artists are presented along with the ingenuity they have used to transfer their work. A very valuable resource book both for the artist and those wishing to learn more about this art form. ... Read more


17. Simple Screenprinting : Basic Techniques & Creative Projects
by Annie Stromquist
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Catlog: Book (2004-10-01)
Publisher: Lark
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From decorative paper bags to elegant home furnishings, the 26 attractive projects in this beginner’s manual will win converts to the simple, fabulous craft of screen printing. The entire printing process receives in-depth explanations and unfolds in numerous detailed photos. Find out how to select and mix inks, print a picture evenly, care for screens, and transform basic sketches into scale images for a design. Make a light exposure unit to create prints of drawings, photographs, and found objects. The fun begins when these techniques turn into projects, including a pretty hand-stamped pillow, a lovely embellished table runner, and a keepsake picture album that features a screen-printed family photo on its cover. Gallery-quality items pictured throughout provide extra inspiration. The author lives in Long Beach, CA.
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18. Stamp Artistry: Combining Stamps With Beadwork, Carving, Collage, Etching, Fabric, Metalwork, Painting, Polymer Clay, Repousse, and More
by Rice Freeman-Zachery
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Asin: 1592530117
Catlog: Book (2003-10-01)
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
Sales Rank: 26736
Average Customer Review: 4.71 out of 5 stars
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Stamping is among the most popular artistic techniques, because its uses are virtually limitless. No matter what medium they work in, artists and decorators alike can use stamping to create one-of-a-kind pieces with simple techniques.

This follow-up book to Rockport?s successful "The Stamp Artist?s Project Book" highlights the latest and best new techniques and cutting-edge materials used in this arena today. It includes projects for everything from stamping in polymer clay to stamped metal jewelry, from using stamps to create an aged look on papers and letters to a stamped artist journal, and from stamped furniture to stamped glass charms.

Covering the gamut of stamping know-how, from basic tools to professional tips to an extensive resource list, this how-to guide is for any artist who wants to incorporate the latest new techniques and trends in his or her work. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Rice' Is A Very Good Teacher
I have taken classes from Rice' and every class has taught me something new and inspired me creatively. I'm an experienced editor and agree better proof reading was needed but her examples and information and her association with other artists included in the book are the most important reason for buying it. If her name is on a book, buy it. She has a new book coming out in October 2004 and I am anxious to buy it too.

5-0 out of 5 stars this book is worth TEN workshops
Overflowing with ideas and insider technique tips, Rice and friends present us with bountiful inspiration in this enthusiastic, well-illustrated book. It's not just a must-read but a must-OWN if you're involved with paper and fiber arts. The tip about silk screen ink (for art on fabric) saved me weeks of reinventing the wheel, and that's just one very small note in a book chock FULL of fabulous ideas and projects. Thank you, Rice!

5-0 out of 5 stars Stamp Artistry by Rockport Press
This book is delightfully full of creative uses of rubber stamps by talented artisans in many mediums. The author has explained every project in easy-to-understand terms. Projects are separated into sections, such as "for the home," which makes it easy to select a project, and each section has a well-written introduction by the author. I didn't find one project I didn't like or wouldn't want to reproduce. The photography is wonderful! Any little petty glitches, which you'll find in any book, are easily overlooked because of the innovative subject matter and the masterful photos. (Even the revered "Chicago Manual of Style" has typos!) If you want something a little different, this is the book I recommend. It's worth every penny I spent on it, and I look forward to more great books by the author!

4-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Projects, Talented Artists, Poor Proofreading!!!!
This Instructional Project Book offers wonderful projects by today's renowned top artists in stamping, clay, collage, etc. However typographical errors distract from the step-by-step instructions.
Xyron is one of the most "top of mind" brands in the Arts and Crafts industry, but was referred to as Zyron several times throughout the book. I noticed misspelled words such as Dall instead of Doll and poor sentence structure.
I do not blame the author, but the Publishing House for proofreading errors. This shows lack of knowledge and details for the art form in which they are representing.
When I buy a book of this price point and with step-by-step instructions I expect top-notch editing!!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Artistry for All
With projects for the beginner to the master, this inspiring book invites every reader to jump right in! The featured artists present new and interesting projects that are wearable (remember those great "travelling shoes" in Somerset Studio by Linda Woods?!), display-able, memorable--something for you, your home, your heart, your closet. There is something fun or challenging for everyone, and the directions and pictures are great. Be warned: work will have to wait once you get this book! Rice Freeman-Zachary's fun, encouraging style will grab you! ... Read more


19. The Complete Woodblock Prints of Yoshida Hiroshi
by Tadao Ogura
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Catlog: Book (1996-07-01)
Publisher: Art Media Resources, Ltd.
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars One of my all time favorites
Beautiful artwork, beautifully reproduced. I somehow stumbled on this guy and bought the book based entirely on the cover image displayed here. Boy, I am not sorry - the rest of the images are just as great: striking subjects, with fantastic colors

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5-0 out of 5 stars Appealing and Authoritative Book about Japanese Print Master
Steeped in traditional Japanese culture and trained early in Western art techniques, Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950) combined these two sensibilities to revive and renew the ancient art of Japanese woodblock printing on the verge of its disappearance as Japan embraced modernization at the beginning of the 20th century. This book is a comprehensive introduction for those new to Yoshida's work, and a valuable aid to the sophisticated print collector. Excellent color reproductions of 259 woodblock prints plus 20 works in other media shine in a generous and uncluttered format that encourages leisurely enjoyment of each masterpiece. The cosmopolitan Yoshida recorded his travels in India, China, Korea and the United States in his art. A passionate mountaineer, Yoshida translated sketches from his climbing expeditions into stunning prints, in such series as "Twelve Scenes in the Japan Alps." He also captured scenes of Japan's disappearing traditional life in evocative prints such as "Honest Grocery", "A Small Restaurant at Night" and "Farmhouse." In perhaps his greatest works, Yoshida combines his skill in rendering both the monumental and the domestic to show that human existence is at once small and precious. He uses vast mountain landscapes as backdrops for intimate groups of climbers gathered around evening fires or sheltered in tents or caves as they sing and tell stories. Text and captions are in both English and Japanese. Inclusions of full margins on each print reproduction permits study of Japanese and English titles, signatures, dates and seals. A chronological survey of the prints, an illustrated artistic and personal biography, memoirs by Yoshida's artist sons and short essays on Yoshida's career round out this lovely book. ... Read more


20. The Ultimate Rubber Stamping Technique Book
by Gail Green
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Asin: 0873417038
Catlog: Book (1999-05-01)
Publisher: Krause Publications
Sales Rank: 117710
Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars
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2-0 out of 5 stars Not What I Expected
I suppose this is a good book if you have NEVER rubber stamped or seen anything other that stamp on ink on paper. But I am rather inexperienced, and I thought this was not good at all for what I was looking for. If you are new to rubber stamping, fine. But if you have anything more than even the most basic experience, I'd pass on this and get something more advanced.

5-0 out of 5 stars THE ULTIMATE RUBBER STAMPING TECH BOOK
THIS BOOK IS THE BEST BOOK I'VE SEEN YET! THAT EXPLAINS HOW TO DO. MASKINGS AND BAYERINGS, AS WELL STEP BY STEP INFORMATION ON RUBBER STAMPING ON ANY SURFACE.
I WAS JUST AT THE LIBARY TO AND I FOUND THIS BOOK AND SAT AND READ IT COVER TO COVER. I COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN.
I WOULD RATE BOOK AS EXCELLENT!!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars This book is a must for anyone interested in stamping.
Not only is this book a must for beginners, but also for anyone else with any interest in rubber stamping. It has so many ideas and projects that it seems like anyone could find something they are interested in trying but haven't. For the beginner, it has very complete but very easy to understand directions for becoming a complete rubber stamper. I don't think a "How To" book could accomplish any more than this one does.

5-0 out of 5 stars SUPER book for beginners
Gail Green gives rubber stamping a new meaning with lots of fun projects available in the book. She makes everyone want to try their hand on some project that's fun and exciting even if they are not an artist. I throughly enjoyed trying the easy projects. I even enjoyed the project stamping bricks. This is a must have book for the true collector.

5-0 out of 5 stars Easy to follow and inspiring!
Until I bought this book I didn't think that I could create anything really interesting and professional-looking. Was I wrong! The Ultimate Rubber Stamping Technique Book provides excellent direction and, more importantly, really inspires you to try some new things. Even my husband has now taken a turn at stamping and found it to be far less complicated than he thought it would be.

Bottom line: follow the directions in this book and you can be an artist, even if you can't draw! ... Read more


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