[Review of 1st edition:] Readily accessible to the beginner, who will find the instructions clear and easy to follow. This is a how-to book as beautiful as it is useful. (Katherine R. Lieber ArtScope.net)
[Review of 1st edition:] Can a "how-to" guide captivate even those who don't want to know how to? By all means, yes, if [this book] is any indication.... It's an indispensable guide for those who make art out of the contrast between light and dark. And, it's a sheer pleasure for everyone else, thanks to its many wonderful illustrations. (John Arkelian Artsforum 2006-10-01)
[Review of 1st edition:] The book makes clear the form, so simple at first glance, actually lends itself to a wide variety of approaches. (Jeet Heer enRoute Magazine)
[Review of 1st edition:] This manual's keynote is exuberance... much of its advice is fresh and inspiring -- particularly about the use of power tools and various kinds of resins as engraving surfaces. (Jim Anderson Printmaking Today)
Walker presents this handbook for woodcut and wood engraving printmaking. The volume provides complete information on the process, from selection of wood, proper tools, papers and inks, to different techniques and stylistic approaches. Also included are scores of photographs, figures, and examples of woodcut prints providing a well-rounded understanding of this timeless medium. (Book News 2011-08-01)
This book is well suited to both beginning and advanced woodcut artists as well as those who simply have an appreciation for the form. (Booklist 2011-08-01)
About the Author
George A. Walker is an award-winning wood engraver, book artist and illustrator who teaches book arts and printmaking at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, Ontario. He regularly exhibits his wood engravings and limited-edition books internationally.