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  • The Dance of Death

    by Hans Holbein ...
    A new departure in Penguin Classics: a book containing one of the greatest of all Renaissance woodcut sequences - Holbein's bravura danse macabreOne of Holbein's first great triumphs, The Dance of Death is an incomparable sequence of tiny woodcuts showing the folly of human greed and pride, with each image packed with drama, wit and horror as a skeleton mocks and terrifies everyone from the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Durer

    by Narim Bender ...
    Although Dürer lived five hundred years ago, today we are happy that many of his works have survived. While he was alive, Dürer has published several hundred engravings on which are appeared his initials. It is impossible today to know how many of his works are lost, but those that have survived, give us a relatively complete view of the range of his work. Dürer as rule spent much of his time as a ... Read more

    $2.92 AUD

  • The Woodcut Artist's Handbook

    Techniques and Tools for Relief Printmaking

    by George Walker ...
    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

    $11.99 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

    $12.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Print Workshop

    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

    $12.99 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

    $29.99 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

    $27.99 AUD

  • The Printmaking Ideas Book

    series Craft Ideas
    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

  • Picasso

    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

    $12.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Life and Masterworks of Salvador Dalí

    by Eric Shanes ...
    Painter, designer, creator of bizarre objects, author and film maker, Dalí became the most famous of the Surrealists. Buñuel, Lorca, Picasso and Breton all had a great influence on his career. Dalí's film, An Andalusian Dog, produced with Buñuel, marked his official entry into the tightly-knit group of Parisian Surrealists, where he met Gala, the woman who became his lifelong companion and his ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Poussin: 80 Drawings and Prints

    by Narim Bender ...
    Nicolas Poussin (1594 – 1665) was the leading painter of the classical French Baroque style, although he spent most of his working life in Rome. His work is characterized by clarity, logic, and order, and favors line over color. Until the 20th century he remained a major inspiration for such classically oriented artists as Jacques-Louis David, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and Paul Cézanne. He ... Read more

    $2.92 AUD

  • Hokusai: 140 Prints

    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

    $2.92 AUD

  • Camille Corot: 85 Drawings and Etchings

    by Narim Bender ...
    Jean Baptiste Camille Corot was French painter and draftsman. Of the painters classed in the Barbizon school it is probable that Corot will live the longest, and will continue to occupy the highest position. In his first style he painted traditionally and “tight” — that is to say, with minute exactness, clear outlines, and with absolute definition of objects throughout. After his fiftieth year his ... Read more

    $2.92 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

  • Making Collagraph Prints

    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

    $12.99 AUD

  • Bonnard

    Pierre Bonnard was the leader of a group of Post-Impressionist painters who called themselves the Nabis, from the Hebrew word meaning “prophet”. Bonnard, Vuillard, Roussel and Denis, the most distinguished of the Nabis, revolutionised decorative painting during one of the richest periods in the history of French painting. Bonnard’s works are striking for their strong colours and candidness. ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Félix Vallotton

    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

    $6.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Toulouse-Lautrec

    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

    $6.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Jasper Johns

    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

    $14.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Perspectives on contemporary printmaking

    Critical writing since 1986

    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

    $43.99 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

    $12.99 AUD

  • Dürer

    Dürer is the greatest of German artists and most representative of the German mind. He, like Leonardo, was a man of striking physical attractiveness, great charm of manner and conversation, and mental accomplishment, being well grounded in the sciences and mathematics of the day. His skill in draughtsmanship was extraordinary; Dürer is even more celebrated for his engravings on wood and copper ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 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

    $14.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Utamaro

    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

    $13.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus