Prints and Their Makers
From Conception to Completion
2021 IFPDA Book Award (Excellence in research, scholarship, and the discussion of new ideas in the field of fine prints)
Prints and Their Makers takes you behind the scenes to witness the creative process at the world's top printmaking workshops.Master printer Phil Sanders offers an in-depth look at this versatile medium and places contemporary prints and practices in the context of traditions and techniques developed over more than a thousand years. Clear and engaging explanations illuminate the seven major printmaking processes: relief, intaglio, lithography, monotype, screenprint, photogravure, and chine collé.
Sanders highlights the collaborative nature of printmaking through up close profiles and photographs of distinguished artists working with their printers and publishers. Prints and Their Makers features historical prints from such artists as Albrecht Dürer and Mary Cassatt, 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.
About this Author
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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