Prints and Their Makers takes you behind the scenes to witness the creative process at the world’s top printmaking workshops. Master printer Phil Sanders offers an in-depth look at this versatile medium and places contemporary prints and practices in the context of traditions and techniques developed over more than a thousand years.

Clear and engaging explanations illuminate the seven major printmaking processes: relief, intaglio, lithography, monotype, screenprint, photogravure, and chine collé, following contemporary prints from start to finish. Over 400 images, including 160 full page prints by more than 150 artists, including: Albrecht Dürer, Mary Cassatt, Andy Warhol, Julie Mehretu, William Kentridge, Chakaia Booker, James Siena, Will Cotton, Hank Willis Thomas, Terry Winters, Cecily Brown, Elizabeth Peyton, and Martin Puryear accompany the text for a visual expose on the power of printmaking.

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Select Artists Featured Include

Mamma Andersson – Polly Apfelbaum – John Baldessari – Glen Baldridge – Christiane Baumgartner – Sanford Biggers – Chakaia Booker – Cecily Brown – Will Cotton – Tacita Dean – Leonardo Drew – Carroll Dunham – Nicole Eisenman – Walton Ford – Chitra Ganesh – Josephine Halvorson – Ann Hamilton – William Kentridge – Glenn Ligon – Eddie Martinez – Julie Mehretu – Raymond Pettibon – Elizabeth Peyton – Martin Puryear – Katia Santibañez – Dana Schutz – Richard Serra – James Siena – Wayne Thiebaud – Hank Willis Thomas – Marie Watt – Stanley Whitney – Terry Winters – Jonas Wood

Contributing Print Publishers

Brooke Alexander – Artists’ Press – Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop – Brand X Editions – Burnet Editions – Catharine Clark Gallery – Cristea Roberts Gallery – Cirrus Gallery – Edition Copenhagen – Crown Point Press – Crow’s Shadow Press – Dundee Contemporary Arts – Durham Press – Flying Horse Editions – Forth Estate Editions – Gemini G.E.L. – Graphicstudio – Harlan & Weaver – Highpoint Editions – Jungle Press – David Krut Workshop – LeRoy Neiman Center – Pace Prints – Paulson Fontaine Press – Paupers Press – PS Marlowe – Shark’s Ink – Stoney Road Press – Shore Publishing – Tamarind Institute – Two Palms – Universal Limited Art Editions – Wingate Studio