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Prints and Their Makers invites art enthusiasts on a tour of the top printmaking workshops around the world. Master printer Phil Sanders places today's fine art printmaking in the context of printing traditions and techniques developed over more than a thousand years. Clear and engaging explanations illuminate the seven major printmaking processes, from lithography to chine colle. Sanders showcases the collaborative aspect of printmaking among artists, printers, and publishers. Case studies show the process of celebrated artists with their work photographed at each stage of creation. Prints and Their Makers features historical prints from artists like Albrecht Du rer and Sister Corita Kent, as well as contemporary works by more than one hundred artists, including William Kentridge, Polly Apfelbaum, Julie Mehretu, Richard Serra, Glenn Ligon, Will Cotton, Nicole Eisenman, John Baldessari, Chakaia Booker, and Elizabeth Peyton.

 

Details

ISBN: 9781616898182
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 320
Publication Date: 27 Oct 2020
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publication City, Country: New York, United States
Dimensions (cm): 30.5(H) x 22.9(L)

 

Reviews

"Prints and Their Makers by Phil Sanders delves into all that is possible in printmaking. Reviewing relief, intaglio, photogravure, lithography, and other methods, Sanders explains the hows and whys of each form or printmaking, using beautiful examples from the best artists and printmakers working today....Master printmakers often go uncredited, and this book gives them a chance to shine, highlighting all that is possible through their expertise and creative problem-solving."
- Art & Object
"Prints and Their Makers by Phil Sanders covers printmaking processes, from lithography to chine colle, and features historical prints from artists like Albrecht Durer and Sister Corita Kent, as well as contemporary works by Polly Apfelbaum, William Kentridge, Julie Mehretu, and Richard Serra, among others."
- Publishers Weekly
"Prints and Their Makers connects the world of contemporary printmaking with the historical techniques and technologies that that have developed over centuries....It's impossible to summarize the wellspring of history and technical details that Sanders offers in Prints and Their Makers, but the most evocative, consistent theme to run through the work is the collaborative aspect of printmaking."
- Glasstire
Prints and Their Makers by Phil Sanders covers printmaking processes, from lithography to chine colle, and features historical prints from artists like Albrecht Durer and Sister Corita Kent, as well as contemporary works by Polly Apfelbaum, William Kentridge, Julie Mehretu, and Richard Serra, among others.
- Publishers Weekly
Prints and Their Makers by Phil Sanders delves into all that is possible in printmaking. Reviewing relief, intaglio, photogravure, lithography, and other methods, Sanders explains the hows and whys of each form or printmaking, using beautiful examples from the best artists and printmakers working today....Master printmakers often go uncredited, and this book gives them a chance to shine, highlighting all that is possible through their expertise and creative problem-solving.
- Art & Object

 

Author Biography

Phil Sanders is a collaborative master printer as well as founder and president of the creative services firm PS Marlowe. He was formerly COO of The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts and Director/Master Printer of its program, Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop. He has taught at Penland School of Craft, Stanford University, and San Francisco State University and lectured extensively including Pratt Institute, Royal College of Art, MoMA, and elsewhere. Works that Sanders has printed with contemporary artists are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA, the Library of Congress, and numerous other institutions.

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