Weiss begins with prints made from found objects, which as seen here are only as interesting as the objects (a styrofoam...

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Weiss begins with prints made from found objects, which as seen here are only as interesting as the objects (a styrofoam meat tray and section of potato sack aren't very), then goes on to more promising natural materials such as weathered wood and a fresh fish, and to clay stamps which allow for more active designing (as models, examples of Mexican and African motifs are reproduced from the Dover series). Different methods--roller, stencil, marbling with enamel--are introduced, and in lieu of the more difficult wood and linoleum cuts Weiss suggests ""block prints"" made from ball-point on styrofoam, acrylic, glue, string or macaroni on cardboard, or a ""special ink"" (ask at your art supply store) on fabric. We'd prefer more depth and fewer gimmicky variations, and it's unfortunate that none of the black and white illustrations are more than rough, workaday demonstrations of technique.

Pub Date: March 1, 1976

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1976