Prints Now Directions and Definitions
Prints Now
Directions and Definitions
  • Imprint: V & A Publishing
  • Publication Date: April 1, 2006
  • Price: $55.00
  • Trim Size: 8 12 x 10 12
  • ISBN: 1-85177-480-7
  • EAN: 9781851774807
  • Page Count: 144
  • Illustrations: 100 full-color illustrations, 144 pages, 8 1/2x10 12"
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: North America

Now encompassing everything from billboards and buttons to clothes, cakes, and shopping bags, printmaking and collecting are among the fastest-growing areas of fine art. The first general survey of contemporary prints to be published in ten years, Prints Now demonstrates the transformation printmaking has undergone over the last two decades. Case studies of artists, new media, and techniques include three-dimensional works like Grayson Perry's ceramics, ephemeral work like Lee Wagstaff's Shroud, and appropriated objects like Renee Green's Commemorative Toile. Illustrated with one hundred wide-ranging examples, the book is not only an invaluable resource, but also a revelation about the potential of this infinitely flexible, infinitely accessible art form.

About the authors

Gill Saunders and Rosie Miles are curators in the Word & Image department at the V&A. Both are immersed in current printmaking practice and responsible for new acquisitions to the collection.