Linoleum Block Printing / Francis J. Kafka

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Identifier: REF.PM.1437
Object type: Books
Dimensions: 84 p. : illus. ; 28 cm.
Copyright dates: 1955
Was created in: New York City
Library of Congress Subject Headings: Linoleum block-printing [sh85077249], Printmaking, creating with the arts [http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n83734394]
"His [Kafka's] step-by-step coverage of techniques moves the student gradually from printing simple monograms to converting photographs to block prints and printing in two or more colors. He also covers lettering, silhouettes, borders, and other basic techniques. With the techniques, Professor Kafka introduces the beginner to the different types of inks and materials available and to a variety of projects such as making greeting cards and printing on cloth. He also includes a complete list of materials and tools with directions on how to make cutting tools from the ribs of a discarded umbrella and a printing press from materials found in any shop. Throughout, there are special tips, guides to materials, and one hundred and seventy-five illustrations of techniques and materials covered." -- back matter Contents: A History of Block Printing -- Experimenting with the Simple Block Print -- Introduction to Linoleum Block Printing -- The Maufacture, the Use, and the Treatment of Linoleum -- A Basic Project - The Monogram -- Block Printing on Paper Napkins or Towels -- Greeting Cards -- A Letterhead Design Used as a Corner Cut -- Converting a Photograph to a Block Print -- Printing in More Than One Color -- A Photographic Silhouette Block Print -- Printing on Textiles -- Color, Color Mixing, and Types of Pigments -- Using a Printing Press for Linoleum Block Printing -- Other Uses for Linoleum Blocks -- Alphabets -- The Care and Cleaning of Equipment -- A Calendar of Projects -- Bibliography -- index