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Wood Engraving

The Art of Wood Engraving and Relief Engraving

New Edition

Distributed for Brandeis University Press

Wood Engraving

The Art of Wood Engraving and Relief Engraving

New Edition

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.


112 pages | 70 halftones | 7 1/2 x 10

Art: Art--General Studies


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Reviews

“Moser’s small, firmly detailed, strongly textured, and subtly expressive black-and-white portraits demonstrate all that art can grasp and encompass.”

Booklist

“Moser is arguably the preeminent bookman in the world today, working as an artist, printmaker, and designer.”

University California Library Blog

“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.”

Art Fuse

“Moser’s engravings are direct and sometimes harrowing.”

San Fransisco Chronicle

“Moser, one of the most widely acknowledged printmaking geniuses in the world.”

Catholic Library World

Table of 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

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