Author(s): Marjorie Devon
Founded in 1960, Tamarind Institute has had a major influence on printmaking in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Its mission - to shepherd lithography from obscurity to the vital role it plays in art-making today - has been accomplished with great success. This ambitious and expansive book offers complete, illustrated, step-by-step instructions for the range of fine art lithography techniques practiced today; up-to-date health and safety information about all materials and techniques described; and full-colour plates of more than forty years' worth of lithographs created at Tamarind by renowned artists and printers.The book's predecessor, "Tamarind Book of Lithography", has been a treasured resource in lithography workshops around the world for decades. Despite the obvious need for updating, it remains - over thirty years later - the fine art lithographer's main source for technical information. This much-needed new book provides current and detailed information about all traditional materials and techniques as well as those that have been developed since the early 1970s (there are many). Destined to be a classic, this book offers everything the original book did and more.
Marjorie Devon has served as director of the Tamarind Institute of Lithography at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque since 1985. Bill Lagattuta has served as Tamarind's master printer and workshop manager since 1988. Rodney Hamon has served as Tamarind's education director since 1999.