Japanese Woodblock Printing
ISBN10: 0713652977 ISBN13: 9780713652970 Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Ltd Published: Sep 28 2001 Pages: 128 Weight: 0.75lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 6.25" Depth: 0.50"
Of all the sophisticated traditional arts and crafts of Japan, woodblock prints are probably the most widely known in the West. The bold yet refined compositions are as fresh to the Western eye today as they were when they first came to the attention of the Impressionists in the 19th century. With their fluid lines, intricate carving and delicate colours, Japanese prints are still as fascinating as ever. In this book, Rebecca Salter takes us though the history of the Japanese woodblock, discusses the materials, tools and papers available (and their Western equivalents) and shows how to get the most out of them through interesting step-by-step projects. The work of an international group of artists shows the varied and exciting work being produced today.