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Most popular Prints & printmaking books

The most popular Prints & printmaking books currently available. Updated weekly.
Art Forms in Nature: The Prints of Ernst Haeckel
The geometric shapes and natural forms, captured with exceptional precision in Ernst Haeckel's prints, still influence artists and designers to this day. This volume highlights the research and findings of this natural scientist.
William Blake: The Complete Illuminated Books
This volume contains every page of Blake's 20 or so illuminated books, reproduced in facsimile. It features his great prophetic poems, for example, "Jersualem" and "Songs of Innocence and of Experience".
Protest!: A History of Social and Political Protest Graphics
The best examples of the posters, prints and other graphics that have been used for political protest throughout history and right to the present.
Gustave Dore Masterpieces of Art
The supremely talented, prodigious and influential artist Gustave Dore is best known for his intricate engravings illustrating everything from the Bible to Don Quixote to The Divine Comedy. This gorgeous book introduces you to his life, work and legacy before presenting a carefully curated selection of his finest engravings.
Printmaking Ideas Book
Take your creativity further with printmaking ideas from all over the world
Japanese Prints: The Collection of Vincent van Gogh
Showcases and analyses Van Gogh's collection of Japanese prints, exploring the key role they played in his creative output.
John Piper's Brighton Aquatints
Hiroshige was one of the last great artists of ukiyo-e, the woodblock print genre that flourished between the 17th and 19th century and did much to determine the world's visual concept of Japan. This dependable introduction leads you through the blossoming cherry trees, beautiful women, and dramatic ocean views that made Hiroshige a household...
Beginner's Guide to Screen Printing: 12 Beautiful Printing Projects with Templates
Screen printing is made accessible in this beautiful step-by-step guide featuring twelve projects.
Making Collagraph Prints
Drawing for Interior Designers
This is a practical guide aimed at helping budding interior designers learn how to draw professional looking interior designs.
Hokusai: Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji
Hokusai's beloved series of woodblock prints is now available in a stunning new format that honours the Japanese bookmaking tradition and illuminates the artist's radiant colours and exquisite lines.
Ravilious: Wood Engravings
Life and Work of Clifford Webb
The first ever book about the famed illustrator and wood engraver, by the wood engraver Simon Brett. This new biography showcases much of Clifford Webb's surviving work, and will do much to revive interest in him.
African Wax Print Textiles
As colorful and varied as the fabric it explores, this insightful book looks at traditional African textiles and reveals a complicated history that spans generations and continents.
Hokusai: The Great Wave (Foiled Journal)
Part of a series of exciting and luxurious Flame Tree Notebooks. Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, the covers are printed on foil in five colours, embossed, then foil stamped. And they're powerfully practical: a pocket at the back for receipts and scraps, two bookmarks and a solid magnetic side flap.
Screenprinting: The Ultimate Studio Guide from Sketchbook to Squeegee
The 21st-century bible of creative screenprinting.
Japanese Woodblock Prints (1680-1938)
The Japanese woodblock print is a phenomenon with no Western equivalent, one where breathtaking landscapes exist alongside blush-inducing erotica; where demons and otherworldly creatures torment the living; and where sumo wrestlers, kabuki actors, and courtesans are rock stars. This XXL book lifts the veil on a much-loved but little-understood...
Etching: An Artist's Guide
Art Forms from the Ocean: the Radiolarian Prints of Ernst Haeckel
Reintroduces the genius of an enigmatic scientist and observer of the natural world - Ernst Haeckel. While his drawings display an understanding of biological structure, the skill with which he drew these aquatic protozoa renders them genuine works of art. This book features commentary and descriptions of the radiolarians from Haeckel's work.
Werner's Nomenclature of Colours: Adapted to Zoology, Botany, Chemistry, Minerology, Anatomy and the Arts
A facsimile edition of Werner's classic taxonomy of nature's colours, as used by Charles Darwin.
Sparrow's Life's as Sweet as Ours: In Praise of Birds and Seasons
Long Live Great Bardfield: The Autobiography of Tirzah Garwood
Michael Craig-Martin: Present Sense
A selection of Michael Craig-Martin's paintings, prints and sculptures, with an interview.
Perspectives on Contemporary Printmaking: Critical Writing Since 1986
The anthology provides a critical topography of printmaking since the mid-1980s. Its texts, by well-known authors as well as 'insiders', span different formats and critical and theoretical approaches. -- .
Graven Images: The Art of the Woodcut
With a foreword by Reece Shearsmith, this beautifully designed book highlights some of the most striking and amusing examples of the woodcut from the British Library's collections, evoking monsters, witches, criminals, drinking, war and politics.
Ravilious: Submarine
Printmaking Second Edition: A Complete Guide to Materials & Processes
A guide to printmaking techniques. It deals with the digital and mixed media processes, and explores the opportunities for creative expression within the many processes available to print makers.
Cutting Edge: Modernist British Printmaking
True Grit - American Prints from 1900 to 1950
An engaging look at early twentieth-century American printmaking, which frequently focused on the crowded, chaotic, and "gritty" modern city.
Hiroshige: Prints and Drawings
This highly regarded survey of the works of a master of Japanese printmaking is now available in a convenient and attractively priced flexi edition.
Making Woodblock Prints
Drawing on the vibrant living traditions from China and Japan, this book introduces the art, and shares technical information and ideas for those with more experience. It also includes a wide range of exciting examples of printed woodcuts are shown along with advice on materials and tools.
Hokusai Pop-ups
Hokusai (1760-1849) was an extraordinarily prolific Japanese master artist and printmaker of the ukiyo-e ('pictures of the floating world') school. This book features six meticulously crafted pop-ups of his most famous works: The Great Wave; Chrysanthemums; The Bridge; Waterfall; Phoenix; and Sudden Gust of Wind.
Women of Atelier 17: Modernist Printmaking in Midcentury New York
A timely reexamination of the experimental New York print studio Atelier 17, focusing on the women whose work defied gender norms through novel aesthetic forms and techniques
Talking About Aldo
Discusses about the author's friendship and working relationship with Aldo Crommelynck, the printer of Matisse and Picasso. This work charts the extent to which his experience of working with a man who was not only a great printer, but also a skilled draughtsman, an aesthete, dandy and bon viveur.
ABC: An Alphabet
Paris Escapades
Learn to Earn from Printmaking: An essential guide to creating and marketing a printmaking business
This luscious book marks the first appearance of Marc Tetro's wonderfully expressive canines in art-book form, documenting his incredible style that appeals to so many in a gorgeous oversized format.
Making Japanese Woodblock Prints
Hokusai: 22 Pull-Out Posters
Perfect for display or close observation, this impeccably produced collection of some of Hokusai's most renowned prints highlights the exquisite lines and delicate hues that have entranced viewers for centuries
Encyclopedia of Printmaking Techniques: A Unique Visual Directory of Printmaking Techniques, with Guidance on How to Use Them
A new, up-to-date edition of the popular and comprehensive encyclopedia on printing techniques by professional artist Judy Martin.
William Hogarth: A Life and a World
William Hogarth was an artist with overflowing imagination and his prints hang in our pubs and leap out from our history-books. This book showcases the portrait of a proud, stubborn, comic, vulnerable man.
Pin-Ups: Toulouse-Lautrec and the Art of Celebrity
Explores Toulouse-Lautrec's work as a printmaker and the ways in which his printed works were used for marketing and publicity in the belle epoque.
David Milne: Modern Painting
A comprehensive, highly illustrated account of the life and work of Canadian artist David Milne
Hiroshige & Eisen. The Sixty-Nine Stations along the Kisokaido
This XXL edition reprints Keisai Eisen and Utagawa Hiroshige's legendary series The Sixty-Nine Stations along the Kisokaido, a stunning representation of the historic route between Edo (Tokyo) and Kyoto. Sourced from one of the finest surviving first editions, this vivid tapestry of 19th-century Japan is in equal parts a major artifact of its...
Set in Stone: Lithography in Paris, 1815-1900
Japanese Prints: Ukiyo-e in Edo, 1700-1900
Learning Linocut: A Comprehensive Guide to the Art of Relief Printing Through Linocut
Learning Linocut - A Comprehensive Guide to the Art of Relief Printing Through Linocut Learning Linocut is an exciting and detailed guide to the art of relief printing by exploring linocut. The book takes the reader on a comprehensive tour of the whole creative process, from generating ideas and setting up a studio space to cutting techniques, mark-making and printing a lino block. The book also covers more complex techniques for multiple-coloured linocuts including the reduction technique, the key-block system and experimental linocutting. Learning Linocut contains plenty of easy to follow step-by-step guides (illustrated by colour photos), interesting and innovative suggestions of ways to work with lino and even useful 'tips' from the author...
Corita Kent and the Language of Pop
A definitive exploration of Corita Kent's art, looking beyond her identity as a radical nun to establish her place amid the vibrant pop art movement of the 1960s