The art of printmaking, the novice is quick to learn, does not just live in conversations about Johann Gutenberg and the art of the frontispiece (although a good frontispiece can really create a sense of wonder before the book is even begun). Printmaking encompasses a wealth of methods and styles, from the ancient craft of woodblock printing to metal etchings to offset-press poster prints to modern digital prints. Despite its status as (arguably) the first technological and mass-marketable art form, printmaking retains a protean force; the hands-on element is always evident in the mark-making, revealed in slight variances within individual prints of a series or in the blunting of an image through repeated pressings. These minor distortions make prints that much more alive, a uniquely expressive art form that subverts the industrial promise of uniform... More >>>