The third in crown Point Press's series on printmaking, this book does exactly what it says on the cover. Its meticulous, step-by-step approach means that even printmakers who are confident with aquatint will find it helpful. The book is like a Russian doll in its presentation of the technique-each chapter revealing a different aspect of the process. While it can sometimes seem a little short of illustrations, the excellent text more than compensates. The 'how to' descriptions are also richly supported by the masterful images that the author has chosen to exemplify particular effects. Many are the work of some very famous artists: Al Held, Ed Ruscha, Tony Cragg, Elaine De Kooning and Francesco Clemente among them. Crown Point Press is, after all, among the most celebrated of all American print studios. Whether you are a lover of aquatint or among those who have often found themselves frustrated by it, this is the book for you. The accompanying CD is 2 1/2 hours long (as long as it took me to read the book!) but being able to see the master printmaker at work, as described in the book, is a huge bonus. - --Megan Fishpool, Artist-printer & writer, UK, Printmaking Today, 2009
Master Printer Emily York came to Crown Point Press after training as a printer at Paulson Press, a printmaking press in Berkeley founded by two former Crown Point master printers. Emily was born in Napa, California and grew up in St. Helena, in the Napa Valley. She received her BA in art with an emphasis on printmaking from the University of California at Santa Cruz. She pursues her own artwork and crafts at home in Oakland, CA.
I'm relatively new to printmaking and this book has been a great help in developing my skills. Excellent descriptions of the various aquatint processes.Published on August 2, 2013 by H.J.
It may seem too specialized, but it's not. It's really a good guide to the subtleties of how to make the technique expand. Well written.Published on July 23, 2013 by E J Peak
Part of the series on print making which anyone serious about working in the various regimens will want to read over and over. A valuable resource!Published on March 23, 2013 by stephen hay