A fantastic guidebook to understanding print-making which features some of the best-loved works from across the National Galleries of Scotland print collection, artworks from Albrecht Dürer to Andy Warhol. A useful tool in understanding the printmaking techniques used by the artists that offers a refreshing look at the collection illustrating works which are seldom on display.
The print collection of the National Galleries of Scotland reveals a diverse and dazzling variety of different techniques and approaches to printmaking. From exquisite copperplate engravings by the old masters to woodblocks cut on kitchen tables, this book examines key works by artists from Dürer to Warhol and beyond, giving readers an introduction to printmaking as an art form and an understanding of the different working methods and materials.
Through technical summaries and featured examples, The Printmaker’s Art draws on the print and archive collections from the National, the Portrait and the Modern to illustrate and explain the mysteries of relief and intaglio printing, lithography, screenprint, photomechanical and digital processes and provides an overview of these impressive and varied collections.