Wood Engraving

The Art of Wood Engraving and Relief Engraving

Barry Moser

Wood Engraving

Barry Moser

Distributed for Brandeis University Press

112 pages | 70 halftones | 7 1/2 x 10
Paper $27.95 ISBN: 9781684580484 Published March 2021
E-book $24.95 ISBN: 9781684580491 Published April 2021

Written and illustrated by master wood engraver Barry Moser, this primer on the art of wood engraving is filled with valuable knowledge including how to prepare a printing block; how to think in the medium’s properties of line, shape, and ink; and how to transfer a drawing onto a block. It also offers practical advice on which tools to use for a project and which ink works best. A highly illustrated guide to this art form, Wood Engraving will be useful to experienced and beginner engravers alike. This book features stunning examples of Moser’s art and skill to admire and inspire.

Contents
Foreword by Martin Antonetti, The Block, The Image, Drawing on the Block, Toning the Block, The Tools, Holding the Tools, Shortening the Tools, Sharpening the Tools, Engraving, Printing, A Note on Sources, Recommended Reading, A Gallery of Prints
Review Quotes
Booklist
“Moser’s small, firmly detailed, strongly textured, and subtly expressive black-and-white portraits demonstrate all that art can grasp and encompass.”
University California Library Blog
“Moser is arguably the preeminent bookman in the world today, working as an artist, printmaker, and designer.”
Art Fuse
“Moser holds a place among the top tier of the top tier of illustrators. He is one of the foremost living practitioners of wood engraving, an unforgiving medium in which he has developed a style characterized by studied realism and fine attention to detail.”
San Fransisco Chronicle
“Moser’s engravings are direct and sometimes harrowing.”
Catholic Library World
“Moser, one of the most widely acknowledged printmaking geniuses in the world.”
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