Ink, Paper, Metal, Wood: Painters and Sculptors at Crown Point Press


Brown offers detailed explanations of each printmaking process, in-depth, portraits of the artists she has worked with, guidelines for collectors, and a history of her press.
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Brown offers detailed explanations of each printmaking process, in-depth, portraits of the artists she has worked with, guidelines for collectors, and a history of her press.
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Founded by Brown in 1962, Crown Point Press of San Francisco has served as a printmaking workshop for many well-known contemporary painters and sculptors. This informal scrapbook, splicing interviews and commentaries with 165 color and 50 black-and-white plates, showcases an impressive body of work by 56 artists including Helen Frankenthaler, Wayne Thiebaud, Eric Fischl, Chuck Close, Francesco Clemente, Al Held, Ed Ruscha, Judy Pfaff, Sol LeWitt, Alex Katz, Sylvia Mangold, Richard Diebenkorn and Christian Boltanski. Notable are Elaine de Kooning's Torchlight Cave Drawings No. 1, April Gornik's romantic, verdant silhouette landscape Charente, John Cage's color etchings based on the I Ching and evoking Zen, Pat Steir's conceptualist rummagings through history. The text is filled with knowledgeable firsthand observations on printmaking, and print quality and authenticity. (Sept.)
Library Journal
Crown Point Press is a fine arts studio established in 1962 in California by Brown, who reintroduced etching as a popular printing process in America. Highlighting 56 artistsincluding Wayne Thiebaud, Richard Diebenkorn, John Cage, and Elaine de Kooningand describing their printmaking techniquesrelief, intaglio, planographic, stencilthis title was created from interviews in View, a periodical published by Crown Point between 1977 and 1992. Brown's passionate, first-person voice describes the various creative processes and techniques of the artists who perfected their craft at the studio. Photographs and reproductions complement the text. Appendixes detail collecting and caring for prints and printmaking techniques. This title illuminates the art of printmaking as well as the work of the artists and master printers of Crown Point Press; as such it is recommended for large contemporary art collections.Judith Yankielun Lind, Roseland Free P.L., N.J.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811804691
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 8/28/1996
  • Pages: 287
  • Product dimensions: 9.45 (w) x 10.82 (h) x 1.35 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9
About This Book 10
1 Art, Life, and Skill 13
2 Fine Art Printmaking 16
3 Ways of Printing, and Some Thoughts on Authenticity 25
4 Print Quality 39
5 How Crown Point Works 47
6 Muses and Containers 59
7 Magical Secrets 75
8 Engraving, and Thinking about Maps and Marks 85
9 Etching, and Something about Minimal and Conceptual Art 97
10 Hard and Soft Ground Etching, and Something about Realism 108
11 Aquatint, Memory, and Moving beyond Abstract Expressionism 120
12 Soap Ground, and a Story about Creativity 130
13 Sugar Lift, and a Speculation on Naive Art 138
14 Spit Bite Aquatint, and Some Reflections on Good and Evil 146
15 Color Printing, Hand Coloring, and the Feet-on-the-Earth World 163
16 Woodcut Printing in Japan, and the "Eye" of the Artist 176
17 More about Japan: The Printer's Role 190
18 Woodcut Printing in China 204
19 Photoetching, and Three Kinds of Social Commentary 226
20 Photogravure, and the Simulated Experience 238
21 Unique Prints, and Art in the World in Which We Live 252
App. I Collecting Prints 264
App. II Caring for Prints 270
App. III Printmaking Techniques 273
Notes on Sources 275
Photo Credits 281
Index of Artists 283
Index 285
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