By April Vollmer
An inspirational how-to path on jap woodblock printing's heritage and methods, with assistance on fabrics and studio practices, step by step demonstrations, and examples of complete works via smooth masters of the medium in addition to historical pieces.
A glossy consultant to the traditional artwork of mokuhanga
An more and more renowned but age-old paintings shape, eastern woodblock printing (mokuhanga) is embraced for its non-toxic personality, use of home made fabrics, and straightforward integration with different printmaking recommendations. during this entire consultant, artist and printmaker April Vollmer—one of the simplest recognized mokuhanga practitioners and teachers within the West—combines her deep wisdom of this old printmaking perform with professional step by step guideline, assistance on fabrics and studio practices, and a various number of prints through prime modern artists. immediately sensible and inspirational, this instruction manual is as worthwhile to critical printmakers and artists because it is to inventive humans drawn
to jap background and aesthetics.
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Japanese Woodblock Print Workshop: A Modern Guide to the Ancient Art of Mokuhanga by April Vollmer