Printmaking and Book Art
Fabulous at Fifty Celebrating Excellence in Fine Art Lithography
Paperback ISBN: 0826347401
For The Past Fifty Years, Tamarind Has Breathed Life into the once-underappreciated art of lithography. From Josef Albers and Philip Guston in the 1960s to Ed Ruscha and KiKi Smith in recent decades, contemporary artists have teamed up with professional printmakers at Tamarind to create an archive of exceptional lithographs In 1960s, in an effort to generate interest in lithography and make it accessible to artists, June Wayne founded Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Inc. Fifty years and many thousands of prints later, it is difficult to imagine what lithography in the United States would be without the influence of the renowned Tamarind. Showcasing the broad aesthetic capabilities of lithography, Tamarind Touchstones demonstrates the diversity of the artists who have embraced lithography and their increased facaility and comfort with the medium. With its trademark passion, Tamarind enters the next fifty years committed to its original goals to invigorate and fortify lithography and to expand its reach throughout the world Hands are almost living beings. Only servants? Possibly. Servants, then, endowed with a vigorous free spirit, with a physiognomy. Eyeless and voiceless faces which nonetheless see and speak. Through his hands man establishes contact with the austerity of thought. They quarry its rough mass. Upon it they impose form, outline, and ...style---Henri Focillon "Henri Focillon's In Praise of Hands is an apt citation when thinking about the hundreds of pairs of hands that have formed the renowned legacy of the Tamarind Institute of lithography. At this workshop's core is the art of drawing by hand. And as a site for collaboration between artist and printer. Tamarind belongs in the ranks with the great printing ateliers of Paris---Maeght, Mourlot, Desjobert, and Clot---where masters Miro. Picasso, Matisse, Tapies, and Chagall, among numerous others, applied vanguard styles to the wide potential of the lithographic process. At Tamarind, Albers, Dine, Guston, Nevelson, Ruscha, and Smith (Kiki and Jaune Quick-to-See) conjoin, among hundreds of artists, with their European counterparts in the art of modern lithography "The University New Mexico Art Museum is the archival repository for Tamarind, housing and caring for two impressions of every lithograph created since the inception of the workshop in June Wayne's Los Angeles studio in 1960, to those made at UNM in Albuquerque, off old Route 66 (Central Avenue), from 1970 to the present. As a teaching museum, visits by scholars, collegiate classes, and the public are a primary focus of the print collection's usage, and to that end prints from the archive are available for study in the Beaumont Newhall Study Room. To date, over six thousand lithographs have been produced. This fact alone gives unquestionable cause to laud Tamarind's history made whole by the commitments from master printers, artists, artist-fellows, apprentices, and administrative staffs, all of whom have ensured an excellence in fine art lithography for five decades. That artists, who may primarily be sculptors or painters, find in lithography an equally satisfying and compelling medium is testimony to the workshop's commitment to artists and to experimental agility. Spanning the stylistic shifts in postwar twentieth-century American art, including various forms of figuration, abstract expressionist gestures, geometric abstraction, color field explorations, feminist narratives, new realism, and multifarious hybridizations brought about by postmodernism, and twenty-first century practices, the golden anniversary exhibition `Tamarind Touchstones: Fabulous at Fifty' is an extravagant sampler of just what the studio has been up to all these years."---From The Preface By E. Luanne Mckinnon
Texture Effects for Rubber Stamping
Paperback ISBN: 1581805586
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.
Water and Shadow
Kawase Hasui and Japanese Landscape Prints
Paperback ISBN: 9004284656
Kawase Hasui (1883–1957) was one of the leading advocates of the shin hanga (new prints) movement in Japan.Water and Shadow: Kawase Hasui and Japanese Landscape Prints is the first publication devoted to prints from Hasui’s earliest and most creative period of woodblock print design, which lasted from 1918 through the Great Earthquake of 1923, when many of his early prints were destroyed. These works illustrate Japan’s landscape, the beauty of urban spaces, and modern life in Japan. Through these tranquil, dreamlike works, the publication explores the themes of nostalgia and longing—the search for individual and national identity in Japan during the early Taisho period (1912–1926), an era of rapid social and cultural change during Japan’s modernization.
Waves of Renewal
Modern Japanese Prints, 1900 to 1960; Selections from the Nihon No Hanga Collection, Amsterdam
Hardcover ISBN: 9004307710
Waves of Renewal: Modern Japanese Prints, 1900 to 1960 presents a collection of twentieth-century Japanese prints from the shin hanga and sosaku hanga traditions, focusing on the pre-war era. The book presents a limited selection of the full collection housed at the Nihon no hanga museum, which currently boasts over two thousand prints. The work of fifty-six artists are showcased, along with eleven essays from a variety of contributors on early twentieth century Japanese printmaking and the Nihon no hanga collection. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
How to Do It
Paperback ISBN: 1912217503
Wood Engraving is an easily followed, practical manual on wood engraving for the beginner, written by a master in the field. The processes of printing and engraving are clearly explained, together with their material requirements. Up-to-date variations on techniques, and all the tips and methods that the author has found helpful in 30 years as a practitioner are included. The book is also a beautiful object in its own right and as the author Simon Brett's work is highly collectible. It is a must have for all those who treasure his work and fine wood engraving in general.
Masterpieces from the Ed Freis Collection
Paperback ISBN: 9004219587
Influential into the present day for his inventive compositions, use of graphic designs, and innovative treatment of the figure, Yoshitoshi is one of Japan's foremost woodblock artists. Published in an oversized format (9.75x11.75") and filled with full-page color plates of the highest quality, this volume catalogs 113 woodblock prints by Yoshitoshi, with lengthy entries describing the story behind the scene depicted. Two lengthy essays provide a biography of the artist and discuss his career. The prints are divided by theme and type with an essay introducing each section, making this a rich source for Japanese folktales, artistic motifs, history, myth, and customs as well as their rendition in woodcut print. Appendices describe the artist's illustrated books and his serial graphics. Hotei is an imprint of Brill. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)