Tuesday, July 5, 2016

YBC Book Review - "Modern Printmaking" by Sylvie Covey

Today's review is brought to you by my daughter Amanda Haskin.  You may remember her from years ago, she was my partner when we started this business, and this blog.  When I saw this book available through Blogging for Books, I thought it would be great to have Amanda review it, since she does has a masters degree in Graphic Design and has a dream to own her very own printing press and graphic business.  So, here we go....

“Modern Printmaking: A Guide To Traditional & Digital Technologies” – Sylvie Covey

Through her book, “Modern Printmaking: A Guide To Traditional & Digital Technologies” by Sylvie Covey, we are taken on a historical journey on techniques and applications of printmaking. From the basics of relief printing all the way to digital transfers, each process is meticulously outlined with historical reference and step by step instructions on how to properly achieve the specific style outlined in each chapter. Each style of printmaking outlined showcases one or two artists renowned for their respective process, giving credit to the innovators of the printing style period. From student to professional, this book is accommodating informationally no matter the expertise level. It reads much like a history book, but not so much that the content is unbearable to read through. With that said, I advise the reader start on a chapter that interests them the most. The book is written with a solid template for each chapter to where jumping around is easy, slightly predictable, and not confusing. I would categorize this piece as a solid reference book worthy of an artist’s bookshelf.

Now for some background on the author.  
"SYLVIE COVEY was born in France and studied graphic arts at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris. She has taught digital and photo techniques in printmaking at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York since 2001 and has been an instructor at the Art Students League of New York since 1995. Her work has been exhibited throughout Europe, Asia, and North and South America and has been acquired by major museums and institutions. She lives in New York City."

You can purchase this book by following this link to Penguin Random House Publishing.  At $35.00, that's a great price for a hardcover reference book that you will use for many years.

Until tomorrow (I promise)
Have a blessed day,

 "I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."
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