During this assignment I have referred to the following books, as well as others (recorded in the relevant posts) for research points:
There aren’t many pages about monoprinting in this book but there is a lot of information crammed in to it. It also includes a good glossary and tips on both inks and different methods of monoprinting. It goes on to cover other printmaking techniques which will be useful throughout the course.
This is an excellent book with a huge amount of information covering all the monoprinting techniques we have done during assignment 1. It also covers relief printing, collagraphs and something called carborundum, so I will be able to refer to it as I progress.
I’ve written about this book before. It has detailed step-by-step photography. It compares similar imagery using different printing techniques which helps the reader to understand the type of effects that can be obtained from each method described. It has a chapter each on monoprints, linocut, woodcut, wood engraving, collage blocks, screen-printing, drypoint, mezzotint, etching, intaglio printing and lithography. I need to refer to this one more often.
This book has been loaned to me and concentrates on collagraphy mainly, but not exclusively, on fabric. It gives good tips on creating texture and patterning and is a publication I will be adding to my own bookshelf. My focus is very much textile/fabric based even though we are currently being asked to work on paper so this book gives me information that leans towards my personal preferences.
Other books and on-line references used for research have been acknowledged in the relevant posts.