Matt Brown Woodprints

Books & Links

My craft of hanga printmaking owes much to hours spent with books. The few on the right include some of my favorites.

The list of web-sites includes a few favorites as well. Dave Bull's Baren Encyclopedia is a great resource for woodblock printmaking.












David Bull has a comprehensive list of books on hanga printmaking on his Encyclopedia of Woodblock Printmaking web-site.

Japonisme Comes to America, The Japanese Impact on the Graphic Arts, 1876-1925, Julia Meech, Gabriel Weisberg, Harry Abrams, Inc., New York, 1990.

Japanese Print-making
, - Toshi Yoshida and Rei Yuki, Charles Tuttle Co., Rutland, VT, 1966.

Technique of the Colour Woodcut, - Walter Phillips, Brown-Robertson, 1926.

The Japanese Print, - Frank Lloyd Wright, Horizon Press, New York, 1967.

Japanese Wood-Block Printing - Hiroshi Yoshida, Tokyo 1939

Colour Woodcuts - John Platt, London 1948

Web Sites:

Artelino, an online auction houe based in Germany. Many of their offerings are ukiyo-e prints, but they also sell contemporary prints and have sold my prints from time to time.

The Verne Gallery, 2207 Murray Hill Rd., Cleveland, Ohio. Representing Japanese artists and artists who have studied in Japan, both old and new.

David Bull, a Canadian hanga print-maker living and working in Tokyo....there are literally hours of reading, looking, and exploring opportunities in this site. Parts I have most enjoyed include "The Romance of the Woodblock Print", and descriptions of visits by Mr. Bull to the Brush-maker, the Paper-maker, the Publisher, etc... (go to the "Newsletter", then click on "Index" to find).

The Baren Encyclopedia for Woodblock Printmaking, an on-line resource for technical information about hanga printmaking, set up and maintained by Dave Bull. Includes excerpts from some of the few reference books on the subject written in English (classics that are not easy to find). Material is organized by topic, so this is a handy way to get a quick look-see on particular issues of interest., shin-hanga prints, some contemporary work.

Walter Phillips, Printmaker. Web site authored by Roger Boulet. Lots of wonderful woodblock print images.

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