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Japanese Woodblock Print Workshop

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Japanese Woodblock Print Workshop

A Modern Guide to the Ancient Art of Mokuhanga

By April Vollmer

Watson-Guptill Publications, Hardcover, 9780770434816, 256pp.

Publication Date: August 4, 2015

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Description
An inspirational how-to course on Japanese woodblock printing's history and techniques, with guidance on materials and studio practices, step-by-step demonstrations, and examples of finished works by modern masters of the medium as well as historic pieces.
A Modern Guide to the Ancient Art of mokuhanga
An increasingly popular yet age-old art form, Japanese woodblock printing ("mokuhanga") is embraced for its non-toxic character, use of handmade materials, and easy integration with other printmaking techniques. In this comprehensive guide, artist and printmaker April Vollmer one of the best known "mokuhanga" practitioners and instructors in the West combines her deep knowledge of this historic printmaking practice with expert step-by-step instruction, guidance on materials and studio practices, and a diverse collection of prints by leading contemporary artists. At once practical and inspirational, this handbook is as useful to serious printmakers and artists as it is to creative people drawn
to Japanese history and aesthetics.


About the Author
APRIL VOLLMER is a New York artist who studied "mokuhanga" after receiving her Master of Fine Arts in printmaking at Hunter College. Her work has been shown widely and she teaches regularly at the Lower East Side Printshop. She has participated in many residencies, including the Nagasawa Art Park in Japan; and was on the board of the first and second International Mokuhanga Conferences.
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