An increasingly popular yet age-old art form, Japanese woodblock printing (mokuhanga) is embraced for its non-toxic character, use of handmade materials, and easy integration with other printmaking techniques. In this comprehensive guide, artist and printmaker April Vollmer–one of the best known Japanese woodblock printing practitioners and instructors in the West–combines her deep knowledge of the historic printmaking practice with expert instruction and presents a collection of diverse and gorgeous prints by leading contemporary artists in the medium, as well as her own work. At once practical and inspirational, this handbook is as useful to serious printmakers and artists as it is to creative types who are drawn to Japanese history and aesthetics and are looking to experiment in other media.
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Cedar Waxwing, 1996, 4 x 6 inch woodblock print $50.00
a hungry bird eating mountain ash berries
Saint Peter’s Vent, 2009, 4 x 6 inch woodblock print $50.00
based on a ventilation grille at Saint Peter’s Cathedral in London
Checkered, 1999, 6 x 6 inch woodblock print $50.00
based on a Roman mosaic pattern
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Buy Recommended Books about Woodblock Printmaking:
Japanese Woodblock Printing by Rebeca Salter
The Woodblock and the Artist: The Life and Work of Shiko Munakata
Sex and the Floating World: Erotic Images in Japan 1700-1820 – Second Edition by Timon Screech
The Lens Within the Heart: The Western Scientific Gaze and Popular Imagery in Later Edo Japan by Timon Screech
Simple Printmaking: A Beginner’s Guide to Making Relief Prints with Rubber Stamps, Linoleum Blocks, Wood Blocks, Found Objects by Gwen Diehn
JAPANESE PRINT MAKING: A HANDBOOK OF TRADITIONAL AND MODERN TECHNIQUES by Rei Yuki and Toshi Yoshida
Color Woodblock Printmaking by Margaret Kanada
Japanese Legacy: Four Generations of Yoshida Family Artists by Laura Allen
The Art and Craft of Woodblock Printmaking : Woodblock Printmaking with Oil-bases Inks and the Japanese Watercolour Woodcut by Kari Laitanen, Tuula Moilanen and Antti Tanttu