Printmakers today are sustained both by their traditions and by their willingness to embrace new technologies, new mediums, and innovative processes. Over 500 beautiful color images display the innovative work of 75 talented printmakers and 30 print shops. Traditional printing techniques featured include lithography, intaglio, screen print, and relief, while newer techniques include installation, digital, and fiber, among other forms of new print media. The artists speak for themselves, revealing why they create their art. Consequently, the readers will gain a deeper understanding of their world. These assembled prints reflect the talent of this time and in this place. The artists' mediums, patterns, images, and environments also capture our culture and attempt to foretell our future. This book will be a treasured resource for anyone who appreciates the printmaker's art.
The author of more than 50 books, E. Ashley Rooney has acquired an outstanding reputation for designing and preparing books on contemporary art and architecture. Deeply committed to exhibiting works by both established and emerging artists to the public, Ashley believes that beauty is essential in our lives. Stephanie Standish is a printmaker based in Illinois.