Georgie Gaskin (1866–1934) was a celebrated jewellery designer and an important figure in the Arts and Crafts Movement. Published in 1895 and quickly established as a nursery favourite, the alphabet primer was the first book written and ‘pictured’ by Mrs Gaskin. A facsimile of the first edition, this book faithfully reproduces her illustrations and rhymes for each letter and is bound in 1890s style, with green linen and a screen-printed cover.
Approaches to Wildlife Printmaking
In this volume, illustrated with examples of her work, Lisa Hooper encourages the use of nature as a source of inspiration for printmaking and demonstrates a range of printing techniques. An introductory chapter explains how to combine elements of character, light, form and place to design a wildlife print; other topics covered include etching, collagraph, woodblock printing and monotypes.
The Print Making Book
Projects and Techniques in the Art of Hand-Printing
This illustrated guide to hand-printing explains a range of techniques – from image transfers and stencils to relief printing and cyanotype – and demonstrates how to use each to transform a range of household objects, clothing and accessories. The 23 step-by-step projects, such as greeting cards, cushion covers, placemats and scarves, are suitable for all ability levels. Includes advice on tools and materials.
Impressions of New York
Prints from the New-York Historical Society
This illustrated catalogue features 165 woodcuts, copper engravings, lithographs, drypoints and mezzotints of New York City, including a 1692 view of ‘Nowel Amsterdam’ and Emily Trueblood’s 1995 linocut of the World Trade Center. The accompanying commentary reveals many of the stories behind the historic images.
Printmaking in Paris
The Rage for Prints at the Fin de Siècle
Between 1890 and 1905, prints became extremely popular in Paris, and leading artists such as Bonnard, Gauguin and Toulouse-Lautrec embraced the medium. Published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, this catalogue reproduces more than 160 prints, posters, theatre programmes and book illustrations from the period. The accompanying essays examine how the fashion for printmaking developed, describe the various techniques and explore the numerous applications of this ‘new notion’ of art.
Prints and Drawings: Europe 1500–1900
From the Art Gallery of New South Wales
With excellent reproductions of 90 etchings, woodcuts, lithographs and drawings from the collection of European works on paper in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, this volume presents the work of more than 70 artists, from the Renaissance master Andrea Mantegna to Edgar Degas in the late 19th century. The book includes works by many of the great European masters, among them Dürer’s Melencolia (1512) and Little Devil’s Bridge (1809) by Turner, with substantial commentaries on every artist.
Masterpieces of Art
An untrained prodigy, Gustave Doré (1832–1883) became the highest paid illustrator in France at the age of 16 and a world-famous artist by the 1830s, mainly on account of his lithographs for literary works including Dante’s Divine Comedy, Tennyson’s Idylls of the King and the Fables of La Fontaine. In this volume from the Masterpieces of Art series, a concise account of Doré’s life and art accompanies around 90 reproductions of his profoundly influential work.
The Comic Art of Thomas Rowlandson
Portly squires and foppish dandies, Jane-Austenesque heroines and their grotesque chaperones, dashing young officers and corrupt politicians… Thomas Rowlandson (1757–1827) skewered the follies and vices of his age better than any satirist since Hogarth. This catalogue brings together 100 of his scabrous engravings, largely from the Royal Collections. Mercilessly lampooning King George III, his troublesome offspring, and politicians such as William Pitt, they form a rogues’ gallery of Georgian England, and remain an inspiration to cartoonists today.
Animal Prints from the British Museum
A rampaging elephant, a giant fish, an amorous goat and a monstrous pig are some of the fabled creatures featured in this collection of British Museum prints from the 15th to the early 19th century. The prints, which include woodcuts, engravings and etchings by Lucas Cranach the Elder, Goya, Stubbs and Bewick, are accompanied by insightful commentary on the history and symbolism of the depicted beasts.
Renaissance Woodcuts from the Collections of Georg Baselitz and The Albertina, Vienna
In the 16th century, German artists discovered that by printing from one or more colour blocks in addition to the line block, they could create a dramatic interplay of light and shade – chiaroscuro. Published to accompany an exhibition at London’s Royal Academy, this volume explains the development of the technique, demonstrates the effects it made possible, and presents 130 woodcuts from Italy, Germany and the Netherlands, including some by major artists such as Cranach, Beccafumi and Goltzius.
Printmaking Off The Beaten Track
Richard Noyce has journeyed around the world exploring printmaking traditions and techniques in less familiar centres of art production. Featuring an extensive selection of works rarely found in contemporary art books, by printmakers from Alaska to Japan, this unique collection provides the opportunity to compare artworks from a wide variety of places, setting them in their historical context and examining how artists have reflected their experiences of conflict, resolution, diaspora and exile.
Utamaro and the Spectacle of Beauty
and the Spectacle of Beauty
One of the most influential artists working in the genre of ukiyo-e ('pictures of the floating world') in late 18th century Japan, Kitagawa Utamaro (c1753-1806) was renowned for his prints of beautiful women. In this book, Davis reinterprets Utamaro in the context of his times, reconstructing the place of the ukiyo-e artist within the world of the commercial print market. The study offers a new approach to issues such as the status of the artist and the construction of identity, gender, sexuality and celebrity in the Edo period.
Visions of Fuji
Artists from the Floating World
Mount Fuji, with its majestic cone and snow-capped summit, has inspired artists and writers for centuries. This volume discusses its continuing influence, focusing on its representation in the Japanese woodblock art of Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) and Utagawa Hiroshige (1797–1858). Hundreds of reproductions show how the mountain has become an emblem of perfection, symmetry, spiritual balance and endurance, while the text follows the evolution of the artists' work.
Japanese Theatre Prints
Kabuki is the popular form of theatre in Japan that combines drama, music and dance, performed in lavish costumes amid spectacular stage sets. The 61 woodblock prints in this book date from the 19th century and are now in the National Museum of Scotland. Beautifully reproduced and accompanied by commentaries explaining the plots, characters and artists, the prints bring to life the energy and variety of kabuki's visual spectacle.
The Complete Prints
Howard Hodgkin's prints represent an extraordinary body of work, a parallel and very different achievement from his paintings. They have been internationally celebrated and passionately collected, yet this is the first comprehensive survey and catalogue raisonné of the prints. The book includes a major essay by Nan Rosenthal of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and an interview with Hodgkin, along with 83 colour and 126 duotone reproductions. Plus a chronology and bibliography.