Library JournalAcclaimed British screenprinters Adam and Robertson have written a comprehensive work in which they replace traditional, often toxic, materials with a water-based system. Screenprinting developed from the process of stenciling, an art form that goes back to cave painting. The authors cover the history of the form, how to choose materials and use them, and how to set up a screenprinting studio. Rounded out by a list of international suppliers and a glossary, this work is highly recommended for all collections. Watson-Guptill has added two volumes to its "Printmaking Handbook" series, which is aimed at the student or the practiced printmaker experimenting in new areas. Internationally known printmaker Croft offers a fine volume on the daunting art of stone lithography. He alludes to the 200-year-old history of the art and describes the preparation of lithography stones, the process of drawing on the stone, stone-etching and counter-etching, proofing, and printing. From there he advances to acrylic reversals and soap washes. The other new entry in this series is a unique book on using digital formats for fine-art printmaking. The authors work with programs like Windows Paint, AppleWorks, Pixel Paint Pro, and Corel Painter, all readily available in the United States and in Britain. Both entries in the series pack small volumes with an astonishing amount of information. Recommended. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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