I enjoy learning about new artistic mediums. It helps me to grow creatively, and I never know when I am going to find one that inspires me.This year I am creating a project each month that I haven't tried before (TSNEM). For August the theme is printmaking, so when I saw Modern Printmaking through Bloggers for Books, I thought this would be the perfect way to learn more before I go to create my project. Read below for my review of this book.
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When I received Modern Printmaking by Sylvie Covey in the mail, I was surprised by how large and comprehensive it is. It has 15 different techniques that it covers quite extensively. It explains traditional printmaking techniques as well as digital. Modern Printmaking offers you a thorough look into the topic of printmaking.
Included with the sections are history of the printmaking technique, tools and supplies used, directions to create your own projects, printmaker profiles, and multiple examples of printed projects.
The photographs are stunning and show fantastic detail of the whole process for the individual printmaking techniques.
I would say that this book is quite extensive and technical. I would recommend this to those printmakers that are quite serious about the subject. This book could be used in an art school for students who want and in-depth look at the topic of printmaking. If you are looking for a book that gives you a casual glance into printmaking techniques, I would say that this is not the book you are looking for.
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