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Twenty Concepts in Woodblock Printing by Merlyn Chesterman & Rod Nelson

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WIDTH: 172mm

HEIGHT: 242mm

PAGES: 144

This inspiring book introduces twenty concepts for printmakers to use to enhance their work ranging from abstraction to composition, and from symbolism to boundaries. It focuses on woodblock printmaking but the principles it covers can be applied to all graphical and pictorial arts. Mainly pictorial, it includes fine examples of finished work from leading makers and students, and is a remarkable and thought-provoking addition to any maker’s library.

PUBLISHED: 18/05/2023


Reviewed by Sarah Edmonds

Every creative should own this book. Pour over stunning imagery captured in a slim, highly flickable format. This book is a visual treat, accompanied by a clever and curious narrative. Broken down into easy-to-dip-into chapters focusing on creative concepts, it’s pleasingly alphabeticalised from ‘Abstraction’ through to ‘Tradition’. Short introductions ask the reader to consider the basic principles of art theory…. while eagerly asking us to reject them. This is a good measure of the authors, who have a healthy balance of compliance and rebellion, reflected in their own artworks. Chesterman and Nelson are lifelong printmakers and polymaths, drawing on their experiences of living and working in the Far East, they bring a broad perspective to their writing.



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