- J Newell, D Whittington – monoprints – Bloomsbury – 978-0-7136-6742-2
A very useful book as it covers many different aspects of monoprinting. It is well illustrated with useful information on techniques. It also has information on combined printmaking so it was definitely very useful and inspiring.
- B Hartill , R Clarke – collagraph sand mixed media printmaking – Bloomsbury – 978-0–7126-6396-9
This book covers a lot of useful information but I didn’t really find it particularly inspiring for me although it does cover all the techniques and materials . But I found the section on combined printmaking and monoprinting very confusing.
- B Fick , B Grabowski – printmaking a complete guide to materials and processes – 2nd edition – 978-1-78067-194-9 – Laurence King publishing
Another very useful book that was essential reading. The book covers all aspects of printmaking in just another detail. Fully illustrated it covers materials and techniques and there are good examples of work by contemporary printmakers.
- M Davidson – contemporary drawing key concepts and techniques- 978-0-8230-3315-7 – Watson-Gupill publication
A really inspiring and helpful book for drawing students. The book looks at and explores contemporary drawing. The book challenged my perspection on what “drawing” is and what it means to me. As I am following the drawing BA pathway essential reading for me.
- R Malbert – drawing people- the human figure in contemporary art – 978-0–500-29163-4 – Thames and Hudson
A really inspiring large coffe table book. It was really helpful to me when I was challenging notions of self portraits, emotions and identity when doing a series of daily time self portrait drawings. The book helped me address many questions on drawing people. Reading this book and my visit to the Whitechapel gallery to see ‘Iself’ show has given me a real insight into drawing people. Helping me to challenge many of the pre-conceived notions that I have been carrying around for years!
The book is filled with a wide range of contemporary artists from Europe, America, Africa and Asia. There were included interesting examples of work by Antony Gormley and Louise Bourgeois as well as work by a younger generation of artists such as Seuda Chkoutuua ( b.1978 Bulgaria ) and Jinju Lee ( b.1980 South Korea) . Each section of the book is sorted into a different aspect including – body, self and social reality, definitely essential reading for drawing students.