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Most popular Prints & printmaking books

The most popular Prints & printmaking books currently available. Updated weekly.
M.C. Escher. The Graphic Work
From impossible staircases to tesselated birds, explore the graphic genius of M.C. Escher, master of quirky vantage points, mathematical puzzles, and the transition from paper flatness to illusory volume. This essential introduction presents key Escher works, exploring the evolution of a unique pictorial style that has captivated scientists and...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sparrow's Life's as Sweet as Ours: In Praise of Birds and Seasons
Drawing for Interior Designers
This is a practical guide aimed at helping budding interior designers learn how to draw professional looking interior designs.
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.
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.
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.
Making Collagraph Prints
Etching: An Artist's Guide
Block Print: Everything you need to know for printing with lino blocks, rubber blocks, foam sheets, and stamp sets
Easy to follow instructions will teach beginners and initiated artists alike how to craft their own printing blocks and patterns.
Hiroshige. One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
From verdant panoramas to decadent pleasure quarters: Utagawa Hiroshige's final masterpiece, One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, is a woodblock journey through 19th-century Tokyo and a jewel in the ukiyo-e tradition. This reprint is bound in the traditional Japanese fashion and reproduces one of the finest complete original sets belonging to the...
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".
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.
Rembrandt. The Complete Drawings and Etchings
Rembrandt's drawings and etchings earned him unparalleled recognition from his contemporaries, capturing elusive expressions and moments in just a few strokes. In commemoration of the 350th anniversary of his death, this XXL monograph is the first-ever collection gathering Rembrandt's complete works on paper, unveiling all 708 drawings, printed...
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. -- .
Michael Craig-Martin: Present Sense
A selection of Michael Craig-Martin's paintings, prints and sculptures, with an interview.
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.
Italian Journey
A jewel-like book that evokes unmistakable Italian landscapes and cityscapes. It commits every detail to paper, and the small-scale format emphasises the author's distinctive flair for capturing the relationship between extreme foreground and distance. It explores Italy, from Apennines to Veneto, through the eyes of a very particular artist.
Paris Escapades
Long Live Great Bardfield: The Autobiography of Tirzah Garwood
Beginner's Guide to Linocut: 10 Print Projects with Top Techniques to Get You Started
Learn to create beautiful and practical linocut prints at home with this contemporary guide to a well-loved traditional art form.
Mick Moon
Mick Moon RA was born in Edinburgh in 1937 and grew up in Blackpool. Moon's paintings and prints combine a wide variety of media and techniques in complex and intriguing layers. The art historian Mel Gooding provides an authoritative insight into his practice and a definitive overview of his career.
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.
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
Marcantonio Raimondi, Raphael and the Image Multiplied
An in-depth collection of essays on the leading engraver and printmaker of the Italian Renaissance, accompanying the first major exhibition of his work in over three decades, at the Whitworth Gallery, Manchester. -- .
How to Identify Prints: A Complete Guide to Manual and Mechanical Processes from Woodcut to Inkjet
This comprehensive reference work provides all the answers to all the technical questions that constantly arise when trying to identify accurately any kind of print. Some 90 different techniques are described, as well as essential features of printing history and related matters such as colour separation.
Angie Lewin: Plants and Places
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...
Learn to Earn from Printmaking: An essential guide to creating and marketing a printmaking business
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
Print Before Photography: An introduction to European Printmaking 1550 - 1820
David Milne: Modern Painting
A comprehensive, highly illustrated account of the life and work of Canadian artist David Milne
Set in Stone: Lithography in Paris, 1815-1900
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.
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.
Dance of Death
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.
Ningiukulu Teevee Drawings and Prints from Cape Dorset
Creatures of The Deep: The Pop-up Book
These radiant images from the renowned 19th-century biologist and illustrator Ernst Haeckel, featuring marine microorganisms, will enthrall fans of his previous collections and garner-renewed attention for Haeckel's unparalleled artistry.
Edward Bawden: The Gardener's Diary
First published in 1937, the Gardener's Diary was both designed and illustrated by the renowned British graphic designer Edward Bawden (1903-1989).
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.
Printmaking Ideas Book
Take your creativity further with printmaking ideas from all over the world
M.C. Escher: 29 Master Prints
Twenty-nine woodcuts and lithographs make use of optical illusions and unusual perspectives and are accompanied by the artist's comments.
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