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Author Brooks, Catherine (Mary Catherine)

Title Magical secrets about line etching & engraving : the step-by-step art of incised lines / Catherine Brooks ; with an appendix on printing by Kathan Brown.

Published San Francisco : Crown Point Press, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  760.28 BROO    AVAILABLE
Physical description 207 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 26 cm + 1 DVD-video (4 3/4 in.)
Notes Accompanying DVD videorecording (ca. 86 min.) contains live-action demonstrations of printmaking at the Crown Point Press, San Francisco.
Includes index.
Ongoing ideas at
Contents Drypoint -- Scraping and burnishing -- Engraving -- Preparing for etching -- Hard ground etching -- Soft ground etching -- Appendix: Printing the Crown Point Press way, by Kathan Brown.
Summary In the second of the Magical Secrets series, author Catherine Brooks (a former master printer at Crown Point Press) draws on the venerable history of that institution to create an inspirational and highly usable how-to book on line etching and engraving. Crown Point Press founder, Kathan Brown, adds an appendix on hand-wiping and printing that teaches you to ink and print etchings with Crown Point's superlative quality. The practical information is artist-centered, with illustrations and discussions of line etchings and engravings enhanced by quotations from the artists who made them. Included with the book is a DVD with Catherine Brooks and Kathan Brown demonstrating the step-by-step techniques.--Publisher website.
DVD contains demonstrations of the processes and artists using them.
Other formats System requirements: PC with DVD drive.
System notes System requirements: PC with DVD drive.
Other author Brown, Kathan. Printing the Crown Point Press way.
Crown Point Press (Oakland, Calif.)
Subject Crown Point Press (Oakland, Calif.)
Etching -- Technique.
Engraving -- Technique.
Prints -- Technique.
Variant Title Magical secrets about line etching and engraving.
Step-by-step art of incised lines.
ISBN 1891300202