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  • The Woodcut Artist's Handbook

    Techniques and Tools for Relief Printmaking

    by George Walker and 1 more

    Praise for the first edition:"An indispensable guide for those who make art out of the contrast between light and dark. And, it's a sheer pleasure for everyone else, thanks to its many wonderful illustrations."-- Artsforum"Walker's instruction is so clear and well organized that this handbook is perfect for the beginner."-- American ArtistThe history of woodcuts goes back more than a thousand ... Read more

    $12.31 AUD

  • The Printmaking Ideas Book

    by Frances Stanfield and 1 more

    Whether you're discovering printmaking for the first time or you're looking for fresh ideas to reinvigorate your practice, you'll find plenty of inspiration in The Printmaking Ideas Book.From traditional methods such as screenprinting, etching and lithography to contemporary techniques such as risography and digital collage, this book is packed with new ideas, methods and tips on every page ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Linocut for Artists and Designers

    by Nick Morley

    Linocut is used to stunning effect by artists, illustrators and designers because of its strong graphic qualities, accessibility and versatility. Whether you are printing by hand on your kitchen table or on a press in a print studio, this book gets you started and goes on to explore the myriad creative applications of linocut. It encourages you to experiment with different approaches to image ... Read more

    $27.16 AUD

  • Turner

    by Eric Shanes

    JMW Turner was a prolific master born to a barber in Covent Garden, London, in 1775. When he died in 1851, he left over 19,000 artworks. Selecting which to include in this book was a major feat in itself. Turner was a Romantic when it came to landscapes, with an inimitable flair for seascapes, and was a pioneer of new techniques for creating tone and hue, deeply impressed by Goethes theory of ... Read more

    $5.27 AUD

  • Print & Stamp Lab

    52 Ideas for Handmade, Upcycled Print Tools

    by Traci Bunkers

    series Lab Series
    Artist and popular workshop instructor Traci Bunkers can turn just about anything into an interesting stamp, printing block, or tool. In this book, she shows readers how to see overlooked, everyday objects in a new way, and how to "MacGyver" them into easy to use printing blocks and tools. Readers learn to create 52 print blocks and stamp tools, all from inexpensive, ordinary, and unexpected ... Read more

    $28.26 AUD

  • Picasso

    by Victoria Charles

    Picasso was born a Spaniard and, so they say, began to draw before he could speak. As an infant he was instinctively attracted to artist’s tools. In early childhood he could spend hours in happy concentration drawing spirals with a sense and meaning known only to himself. At other times, shunning children’s games, he traced his first pictures in the sand. This early self-expression held out ... Read more

    $5.27 AUD

  • Print Workshop

    by Christine Schmidt

    This is a book for low budgets and high ambition. Read it and you will learn how to put images of things onto other things. You will start by rolling up your sleeves. Your shirt will be stained anyways. At some point, you will harness the power of the sun.Go ahead, look inside. You will see that you do not need a fancy studio to print a T-shirt or a picnic blanket. There is no specialized machine ... Read more

    $13.96 AUD

  • Modern Printmaking

    A Guide to Traditional and Digital Techniques

    by Sylvie Covey

    A fully illustrated instructional printmaking book presenting step-by-step examples alongside representative works from thirty top contemporary printmaking artists.Printmaking is flourishing in the modern era, appealing to both traditional artists as well as those interested in graphic design and digital techniques. This all-in-one guide is both technical and inspirational, examining the history ... Read more

    $34.09 AUD

  • Perspectives on contemporary printmaking

    Critical writing since 1986

    by Ruth Pelzer-Montada

    This anthology, the first of its kind, presents thirty-two texts on contemporary prints and printmaking written from the mid-1980s to the present by authors from across the world. The texts range from history and criticism to creative writing. More than a general survey, they provide a critical topography of artistic printmaking during the period. The book is directed at an audience of ... Read more

    $45.42 AUD

  • Félix Vallotton

    by Nathalia Brodskaïa

    Félix Vallotton, né à Lausanne le 28 décembre 1865 et mort à Paris le 29 décembre 1925, est un artiste peintre, sculpteur et graveur sur bois Suisse, naturalisé Français en 1900. En une dizaine d’années, Vallotton parvient à se faire un nom auprès de l'avant-garde parisienne. Sa renommée devient internationale grâce à ses gravures sur bois et à ses illustrations en noir et blanc qui font sensation ... Read more

    $4.50 AUD

  • Longing for the South

    by Marija Livrinik

    This coloring book is inspired by the rich, and amazing folk art of the Balkan nations, imprinted on their embroideries, knits, jewelry, ornaments, accessories… Enjoy your journey to the South of Europe, through a peninsula considered as a crossroad of three continents, as your mind relaxes and catches the rhythm of its vivid geometric and floral forms framed in elegant ethnic bordures.The shapes ... Read more


  • Jasper Johns

    by Catherine Craft

    At a time when the dominant mode of painting, Abstract Expressionism, emphasised expressive drama through bold brushwork and largely abstract compositions, Johns’ paintings of the American flag, targets, numbers and the alphabet demonstrated a decided departure from convention. Despite being painted with obvious care, they seemed emotionally reticent, cool and quiet, far from the emotional ... Read more

    $11.43 AUD

  • Hokusai: 140 Prints

    by Sonya Lonergan

    Katsushika Hokusai was a brilliant print maker, best known for his wood block print series Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji, which contain the prints The Great Wave and Fuji in Clear Weather. These prints are famous both in Japan and overseas, and have left a lasting image in the worldwide art world. Hokusai’s artistic influence has stretched to have affected the Art Nouveau style in Europe, ... Read more

    $3.06 AUD

  • Utamaro

    by Edmond de Goncourt

    If sensuality had a name, it would be without doubt Utamaro. Delicately underlining the Garden of Pleasures that once constituted Edo, Utamaro, by the richness of his fabrics, the swan-like necks of the women, the mysterious looks, evokes in a few lines the sensual pleasure of the Orient. If some scenes discreetly betray lovers’ games, a great number of his shungas recall that love in Japan is ... Read more

    $11.43 AUD

  • Toulouse-Lautrec

    by Nathalia Brodskaya

    Lautrec studied with two of the most admired academic painters of the day, Léon Bonnat and Fernand Cormon. Lautrec’s time in the studios of Bonnat and Cormon had the advantage of introducing him to the nude as a subject. At that time life-drawing of the nude was the basis of all academic art training in nineteenth-century Paris. While still a student, Lautrec began to explore Parisian nightlife, ... Read more

    $3.08 AUD

  • First Steps in Letterpress

    by David Hughes

    Firsts Steps in Letterpress is aimed at the beginner and gives you all the help and advice you need to start letterpress printing at home.Letterpress printing is a traditional craft that has enjoyed a renaissance in recent years. Modern digital techniques have made printing from home a viable proposition. This book covers both the traditional methods and the more up-to-date methods made possible ... Read more

    $6.60 AUD

  • The Rise and Fall of Art Needlwork

    its socio-economic and cultural aspects

    by Linda Cluckie

    Aiming to make a contribution to our understanding of the embroidery business, this book shows the dynamics shaping development and the role of women employed in the industry. In particular the economic significance of the embroidery business to female employment in the 19th century will be revealed, as it has been hidden from view, mainly due to employing outworkers, a hidden workforce. Though a ... Read more

    $9.75 AUD

  • The Life and Masterworks of J.M.W. Turner

    by Eric Shanes

    At fifteen, Turner was already exhibiting View of Lambeth. He soon acquired the reputation of an immensely clever watercolourist. A disciple of Girtin and Cozens, he showed in his choice and presentation of theme a picturesque imagination which seemed to mark him out for a brilliant career as an illustrator. He travelled, first in his native land and then on several occasions in France, the Rhine ... Read more

    $11.43 AUD

  • Making Collagraph Prints

    by Suzie MacKenzie

    Collagraph printmaking is an accessible and environmentally friendly way of making striking prints with a unique texture. At its simplest it is a method of printing from collaged plates; at its most sophisticated, it is an innovative and exciting experimental medium. This book is a guide to the technique, with step-by-step instructions for creating and printing simple plates for the beginner, as ... Read more

    $12.64 AUD

  • Original Drawings of Wild Flowers

    by Dandi Palmer

    series Sketchbook Drawings
    Pictures to use as greetings cards and in other craftwork, or print out and frame. A link to the high resolution PDFs is at the end of the book. Thumbnails of the pictures can be seen at ... Read more

    $1.38 AUD

  • Kirchner

    by Klaus Carl

    The self-appointed “leader” of the artists’ group Die Brücke (Bridge), founded in Dresden in 1905, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner was a key figure in the early development of German Expressionism. His first works show the influence of Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Jugendstil, but by about 1909, Kirchner was painting in a distinctive, expressive manner with bold, loose brushwork, vibrant and non ... Read more

    $5.27 AUD

  • Picasso

    by Jp. A. Calosse

    Picasso was born a Spaniard and, so they say, began to draw before he could speak. As an infant he was instinctively attracted to artist’s tools. In early childhood he could spend hours in happy concentration drawing spirals with a sense and meaning known only to himself. At other times, shunning children’s games, he traced his first pictures in the sand. This early self-expression held out ... Read more

    $3.08 AUD

  • Making Japanese Woodblock Prints

    by Laura Boswell

    Japanese woodblock printing is a beautiful art that traces its roots back to the eighth century. It uses a unique system of registration, cutting and printing. This practical book explains the process from design drawing to finished print, and then introduces more advanced printing and carving techniques, plus advice on editioning your prints and their aftercare, tool care and sharpening. ... Read more

    $12.64 AUD

  • No One Told Me Not to Do This

    Selected Screenprints, 2009-2015

    by Jay Ryan

    Akashic has been successful with Ryan's two previous art books. In fact, we published an updated version of his first book, so we have succeeded with three different launches for Jay Ryan.Book's introduction written by renowned illustrator Aaron Horkey.Ryan is one of the leading underground poster artists and commands a worldwide following.Akashic is almost always successful selling books tied to ... Read more

    $13.19 AUD