BN.com Gift Guide

The Etcher's Studio

Overview

A young boy helps his grandfather, an etcher, prepare for a year-end studio print sale. The boy's most important task is to color each etching by hand. His work is tedious, and his mind begins to wander into the world of art as he imagines himself within the very pictures he is coloring. He soon finds himself exploring distant lands and flying over his town in a hot-air balloon. Using a young boy and his grandfather as guides, Arthur Geisert explains how drawings are engraved in copper and printed. He describes ...

See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (11) from $1.99   
  • New (1) from $12.00   
  • Used (10) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$12.00
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(116)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
1997 Hard Cover New in New jacket Hardback book with dust jacket in new condition, short text captions with handsome artwork in this children's book of 32 pages.

Ships from: Elizabethtown, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview

A young boy helps his grandfather, an etcher, prepare for a year-end studio print sale. The boy's most important task is to color each etching by hand. His work is tedious, and his mind begins to wander into the world of art as he imagines himself within the very pictures he is coloring. He soon finds himself exploring distant lands and flying over his town in a hot-air balloon. Using a young boy and his grandfather as guides, Arthur Geisert explains how drawings are engraved in copper and printed. He describes the process involved in the intricate art of etching, while his colorful illustrations demonstrate the elegance and beauty of this unique art form.

As a young boy helps prepare etchings for sale at his grandfather's studio, he imagines himself as part of some of the pictures. Includes a description of how etchings are made.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Creating an enthralling parallel, Geisert illustrates this story of the intricate goings-on in an etcher's studio with the stylish, full-color etchings that have earned him accolades." Publishers Weekly, Starred
Publishers Weekly
"Creating an enthralling parallel, Geisert illustrates this story of the intricate goings-on in an etcher's studio with the stylish, full-color etchings that have earned him accolades," wrote PW in a starred review. Ages 4-8. (May) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Creating an enthralling parallel, Geisert Oink; Pigs from 1 to 10 illustrates this story of the intricate goings-on in an etcher's studio with the stylish, full-color etchings that have earned him accolades. Step by careful step, a boy helps his grandfather prepare for the annual sale of prints made from his etchings. After Grandfather soaks the paper in water, inks the copper plate and rolls it through the press, the boy's real work beginshe colors each print by hand. This soon proves tiresome, and the boy daydreams of exploring the exotic placesthe jungle, the oceandepicted in the prints. Luckily his wandering mind doesn't prevent him from filling the studio with a bounty of artwork ready for sale. Geisert's portrait of an involving intergenerational relationship is warm and welcome. As the story's narrator, the boy balances a certain maturity and respect for his grandfather's work with typical kidlike thoughts and reactions. Readers are also rewarded with a bit of an education: Geisert provides a precisely labeled illustration of an etcher's studio, as well as a detailed spread explaining, in stages, how an etching is made. Geisert fans will also enjoy spotting scenes from his previous books scattered around Grandfather's studioand, not surprisingly, the etching on the how-to pages is of a pig. All ages. Apr.
Children's Literature - Kathleen Karr
Geisert's lesson in the etching process should prove a fascinating book for budding young artists as well as for kids interested in how things are done. A boy who is helping out in his grandfather's etching studio narrates the story. First the prints are made, then as the boy hand-colors them, he lets his mind roam into the scenes before him: sailing around the Horn; deep sea diving; flying aloft in a balloon. There are animals aplenty, and lots of Geisert's trademark pigs, too. The closing section, which describes the step-by-step process of etching, should be useful to art teachers as well.
Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
Etcher/author Arthur Geisert, whose plentiful pigs populate the pages of Roman Numerals I to MM, explains the craft of his art in The Etcher's Studio. He tells the story of a young boy who helps his etcher/grandfather prepare for a year-end sale. A reprise of the technique, from blank copper plate to the hand-colored, third proof, concludes this inspired blend of fact and fiction.
School Library Journal
Gr 2-8Watercolor, crayon, and color pencil are mediums children can relate to easily; the complex work of etching is more challenging. Here, Geisert takes away the mystery as he transports young readers to an etcher's studio and provides step-by-step explanations of this age-old art technique. In a thin gesture to story, an unnamed narrator helps his grandfather prepare for a year-end studio print sale. However, as the boy undertakes his most important task hand coloring the images, his mind begins to stray and soon he is inside the picturessailing around Cape Horn, flying over his hometown in a hot air balloon, changing places with a deep-sea diver, and exploring a jungle. While the working relationship between the boy and his grandfather is a nice touch, the youngster's imaginative wanderings go nowhere; suddenly he is back in the studio with the dramatic possibilities never realized. Nevertheless, there is much to share with children. The work of an etcher is skillfully divulged, two well-labeled appended spreads a panoramic view of the studio, and, in storyboard fashion, the processes of making an etching give breadth to the presentation, and a short afterword capsulizes the history of the art. In addition, the pages reveal cues to other Geisert books. This selection balances the many books on other art techniques, such as the "DK Art School" series or Douglas Florian's A Painter Greenwillow, 1993, and, of course, makes an excellent introduction to Geisert's own esteemed creations.Barbara Elleman, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780395797549
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 4/21/1997
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 11.32 (w) x 8.87 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

Arthur Geisert’s unique and exquisite etchings have been widely praised and exhibited at the Chicago Institute of Art, among other museums. His work is regularly selected for the Society of Illustrators’, annual Original Art exhibition, and his illustrations are now being collected by the Dubuque Museum of Art. He lives in a converted bank in Bernard, Iowa.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)