Printmaking
Empire of the Senses: Beauty Prints from the Floating World 1790-1899
Empire of the Senses
Beauty Prints from the Floating World 1790-1899
Paperback      ISBN: 1840683147

One of the most dominant strains of ukiyo-e -- "pictures of the floating world" -- in the early 19th century concerned itself with depictions of prostitutes and geisha, the denizens and queens of pleasure quarters such as the Yoshiwara in old Edo. A symbiosis between art and life helped form a new cult of the courtesan, an idealized icon whose skills in love-making were matched only by her sophistication, wit and elegance. In ukiyo-e, the exotic kimono of the courtesan became a canvas upon which artists like Kunisada could project their most outr , intricate and colour-saturated designs, dazzling bursts of flora, fauna and arcane symbolism. Known as bijin-ga ("beauty pictures"), this print genre flourished right up until the 1860s, when its popularity began to wane. EMPIRE OF THE SENSES contains an extensive selection of courtesan portraits and triptychs, by artists ranging from Choki and Eisho to Kunichika, Kunisada II and Kyosai, as well as many other prints of female beauty. It also has sections on genj-e (beauty triptychs inspired by the literary classic Genji monogatari) and onnagata (kabuki actors who specialised in female impersonation), and includes two complete sets of classic bijin-ga from the Meiji period: Yoshitoshi's F zoku Sanj nis ("32 Aspects Of Beauty," 1888), and Kiyochika's Hana Moyo ("Flower Designs," 1896). EMPIRE OF THE SENSES features over 200 rare and exceptional Japanese woodblock prints of beautiful women. The artists featured in the book comprise many of the most outstanding ukiyo-e print-designers of the Edo and Meiji periods, each of whom used their immense artistic talent and imagination to brilliantly illuminate the enigmatic allure of Japanese femininity. Artists featured include: Eisho, Eishi, Choki, Utamaro, Eizan, Eisen, Shikimaro, Shunsen, Toyokuni I, Kunisada, Kuniyoshi, Yoshitoshi, Yoshiyuki, Kunichika, Sadahide, Shigenobu, Tominobu, Sadakage, Kunisada II, Sencho, Fusatane, Yoshitora, Yoshiiku, Toyoshige, Kyosai, Chikanobu, and Kiyochika.

The Encyclopedia of Printmaking Techniques
The Encyclopedia of Printmaking Techniques
Paperback      ISBN: 1782216456
A new, up-to-date edition of the popular and comprehensive encyclopedia on printing techniques by professional artist Judy Martin.

This inspirational, visual guide offers a wealth of information on all the different methods of printmaking, from monoprinting, wood engraving and etching to intaglio printing, screen-printing and more. Then, learn how to apply these methods yourself by following the helpful, illustrated step-by-step demonstrations inside to create your own printed pieces. Included is a stunning gallery of images created by professional printmakers, featured throughout the book, to provide both inspiration and examples of how to take your new skills further. There is something for everyone in this comprehensive, colourful encyclopedia.
Fabric Printing at Home: Quick and Easy Fabric Design Using Fresh Produce and Found Objects - Includes Print Blocks, Textures, Stencils, Resist
Fabric Printing at Home
Quick and Easy Fabric Design Using Fresh Produce and Found Objects - Includes Print Blocks, Textures, Stencils, Resist
Paperback      ISBN: 1592539521

You don't have to be a fashion designer to create your own amazing fabrics Fabric Printing at Home will show you how to print your own custom fabrics using everyday items from the kitchen and around the house With tons of color photos, step-by-step instructions, and helpful hints, you will be crafting your very own fabric designs in no time Learn to make print blocks, rubbing plates, stencils, and fabric resists from a wide range kitchen materials. See how your favorite fruits and veggies create perfect shapes and texture patterns for your fabrics and how to upcycle simple materials for surface design. This family-friendly guide shows how to make fantastic, colorful fabric designs with accessible, non-toxic materials.

Fashion and Make-Up of EDO Beauties Seen in Ukiyo-E Prints
Fashion and Make-Up of EDO Beauties Seen in Ukiyo-E Prints
Paperback      ISBN: 4894780100

A visual book of make-up and fashion in the Edo period.
The make-up, hairstyles, and clothes of Japanese women in the Edo period (1600-1868) differed according to their social class, status, occupation, and region. This can be seen in ukiyo-e prints of women at that time. This book will give you a deeper appreciation of the chic fashion of Edo beauties. It will also serve as reference material on customs of the Edo period, providing a new perspective on ukiyo-e.

Festival Fever
Festival Fever
Hardcover      ISBN: 8416500606

The importance of design for festival posters is becoming increasingly relevant when they are displayed in different cities. Their communication techniques are extremely effective, seeking a relationship between art and modernity, directly focusing on their target. The key point in the advertising and communication of different festivals centers on the corporate image and on its advertising. In recent years, advertisers, copywriters, and illustrations have teamed up to offer within an image all the information needed to catch the attention of the public. This volume highlights the works of: Paula Bonet, Studio Muti, Invisible Creature, Alexis Bukowski, Studio Fnt, Quim Marin, Yeji Yun, and Lawerta.

The Floating World, Rev. Ed.
The Floating World, Rev. Ed.
Paperback      ISBN: 0824808738

The Floating World by novelist James A. Michener is a classic work on the Japanese print of the Edo period (1615-1868). Mr. Michener shows how the Japanese printmakers, cut off from revivifying contacts with the art of the rest of the world and hampered by their own governmental restrictions, were able to keep their art vital for two centuries through their vigor and determination.

For this new edition, Howard A. Link updates the scholarship and expands on many theoretical aspects introduced in Michener's study.
The Floating World, Rev. Ed.
The Floating World, Rev. Ed.
Hardcover      ISBN: 0824859227

The Floating World by novelist James A. Michener is a classic work on the Japanese print of the Edo period (1615-1868). Mr. Michener shows how the Japanese printmakers, cut off from revivifying contacts with the art of the rest of the world and hampered by their own governmental restrictions, were able to keep their art vital for two centuries through their vigor and determination.

For this new edition, Howard A. Link updates the scholarship and expands on many theoretical aspects introduced in Michener's study.
Frank Stella: Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné
Frank Stella: Prints
A Catalogue Raisonné
Hardcover      ISBN: 0692587071

In addition to his achievements in abstract painting and sculpture, Frank Stella has also made major contributions to the history of the modern print. An exploration of the artist's innovative use of the medium, Frank Stella: Prints reveals the intimate relationships between Stella's prints and his works in other mediums, demonstrating how Stella blasted a hole in the traditional tools and aesthetics of printmaking with works of compelling complexity and beauty.

Frank Stella: Prints registers in chronological sequence more than 300 editioned prints, reproduced in full color, including works in series and portfolios. Related works in other mediums--paintings, metal reliefs, maquettes and sculpture--are also illustrated for comparison. Complete documentation of each print offers a privileged insight into the creative process behind these works of art. An introductory essay, prefaces to each series and comments on individual prints provide background information, analysis and interpretation. Frank Stella: Prints also features an illustrated chronology, a glossary tailored to Stella's practice, a bibliography and an index.

Soon after arriving in New York in the late 1950s, Frank Stella (born 1936) came to prominence with his striped Black Paintings and shaped canvases. His early painting project reduced the medium to its most fundamental elements and introduced a key concept of Minimalism at an early date: "What you see is what you see." But it was not long before Stella, a restlessly experimental worker, abandoned austerity for brighter colors, irregular shapes, rougher textures and gestural brushstrokes.
Gelli Plate Printing: Mixed-Media Monoprinting Without a Press
Gelli Plate Printing
Mixed-Media Monoprinting Without a Press
Paperback      ISBN: 1440335486

Meet your dream plate and fall in love with a faster, friendlier approach to printmaking.

For artists and crafters who love the creative possibilities of monoprinting on gelatin but not the prep time, mess and inconvenience that comes with it, the Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate is a dream come true It's durable, reusable, stored at room temperature, and ready to get creative whenever you are. Simply apply paint with a soft rubber brayer, make your marks and pull your print. It's that simple Wipe the plate down with a spritz of water and a paper towel, and you're ready to go again.

In this premier guide, artist Joan Bess--inventor of the concept for the Gelli plate--unleashes the fun through more than 60 step-by-step techniques. Create intriguing patterns using tools like sponges, textured rollers and homemade combs. Learn how to incorporate stencils and rubber stamps. Experiment with metallic paint, dimensional paint and gel medium. Become a texture-hunter, creating a wide world of effects using embossed papers, natural objects, rubber bands, lace, corrugated cardboard, metal tape, die cut letters...anything goes

Even beginners can enjoy immediate gratification--just grab a textured surface, smoosh it into your painted Gelli plate, and you'll have a stack of amazing prints in no time. For experienced printmakers, the inspirations in these pages will push you to experiment, adapt, combine and layer. It's easy, fun and totally addicting

Printmaking just got easier

- Expert tips from the creator of the Gelli plate
- 60+ awesome step-by-step techniques
- Ideas for incorporating stamps and stencils, using ghost prints, salvaging uninspired prints, and more
- 26-page gallery shows the many wonderful ways artists are incorporating Gelli printing into their work

Georg Baselitz: A Focus on the 1980s
Georg Baselitz
A Focus on the 1980s
Hardcover      ISBN: 0995745668

A Focus on the 1980s chronicles a pivotal moment in the career of German neo-expressionist George Baselitz (born 1938), featuring a selection of seminal works from his 1980s series--including his Beach Pictures, Orange Eaters and Drinkers. An essay by art historian Rudi Fuchs examines the transition from Baselitz's late 1970s works.