Making Japanese Woodblock Prints by Laura Boswell

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Japanese woodblock printing is a beautiful art that 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. Supported by nearly 200 colour photographs, it is an invaluable and sumptuous guide to this art that traces its roots back to the eighth century.

Included in this book:

Advice on how to develop your ideas, turning them into sketches and a finished design drawing, then how to break an image into the various blocks needed to make a print.

How to use tracing paper transfer method to take your design from drawing to woodblock.

Description of the traditional systems of registration, cutting and printing that define an authentic Japanese woodblock.

Practical tips at each stage and clear goals to achieve at the end of each of the chapters.

Paperback. 112 pages. 242 x 172 mm.