Printmaking Revolution : New Advancements in Technology, Safety, and Sustainability

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-05-08
  • Publisher: Random House Inc
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A tome of the newest advances in printmaking for today's environmentally conscious art students, master printers, teachers, and artists Etching, lithography, and screenprinting shouldn't be harmful to the artist or the planet. With cutting edge, never-before-published advances in printmaking media, Printmaking Revolutionprovides artists, students, and teachers alike with safer, environmentally friendly and non-carcinogenic methods for creating beautiful prints. Inside, teacher and professional artist, Dwight Pogue offers groundbreaking information on embracing green, petroleum-free, nontoxic materials that comply with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements. With new alternatives for the modern era, and work by some of today's most notable artists, including Janet Fish, James Rosenquist Walton Ford, and Louisa Chase, this book truly revolutionizes the techniques, materials, and processes of a time-honored medium.


Traditional lithography can now be safer and simpler with no sacrifice of quality thanks to new materials that replace phosphoric and nitric acid, acetone, naptha, asphalt, lithotine, paint thinner, and lacquer bases. The following is a step-by-step procdure for using these new materials-- first, for stone lithogrpahy, and then for ball-grained plate lithography.
In recent years stone lithography seems to have fallen out of favor with college and university printmaking programs, probably because of increasing environmental awareness and stricter EPA regulations. Instructors correctly wish their students to avoid working with hazardous materials, such as nitric acid and lithotine. Thanks to the innovations discussed in this book, stone lithography can once again become part of the printmaking curriculum.  

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