Start the year off right with these promising titles for 2024:
The Prints of Siri Beckman: Engraving a Sense of Place by WEN member Siri Beckman with an intro by Carl Little (Preorder for January 15, 2024 release).
The chapters cover a bit of history for the layman with a brief description of process, artist’s residencies, life in a Maine fishing community, book illustrations and commissions. Hardcover, 120 pages, published by Down East Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield.”
The Art & Craft of Wood Engraving by Chris Daunt (Preorder for June 2024 U.S. release) – Can’t wait until June?? The digital version is available NOW on Amazon!
This practical book is a step-by-step guide to the process of wood engraving. With a strong emphasis on drawing a design, it explains the range of mark-making, texture and tonal subtleties that are so unique to this form of relief printmaking. It provides inspiration on a range of subjects, as well as close examination of the effects that can be achieved.
Clare Leighton’s Rural Life: An Anthology (Published by the Bodlein Library) – Available now!
An anthology of writings and art by noted wood engraver, Clare Leighton.