nature printing reading list....
In response to the many requests for more
information and resources on Nature Printing, the
following is a short list of reference material
published on the subject. Some of the titles may
be out of print, but might be found in libraries
and used book stores.
|"The Art of Printing
from Nature: A Guidebook"
by the Nature
is brand new from cover to cover, with over 225 full color
pictures and contributions from fourteen different authors who are
experts in the techniques. This is probably the most comprehensive book on
nature printing methods ever published and includes instructions and
inspiration for a number of techniques, some of which have never before been published.
Art from Nature: How to Handprint Botanicals by John
Doughty (NPS member) and Sonja Larsen (NPS member),
self-published © 2008, ISBN 978-0-615-18666-5.
Purchase this book through their website www.natureprintingbook.com
and mention this site in the referral code box.
Nature Printing, by The Ogden Nature Center, 2004, Sterling
Publishing, New York, NY.
Natural Impressions, by Carolyn A.Dahl,
2002, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, NY.
Nature Printing with Herbs and Fruit, by Laura Bethmann,
1996, Storey Communications, Pownal, VT. ISBN
From Nature, by Laura Bethmann,
2011, Storey Communications, Pownal, VT. ISBN-10: 1603425594, ISBN-13:
The Printer's Catch: The Artist's Guide to
Pacific Coast Edible Marine Life, by Christopher Dewees,
1984, Sea Challengers, Monterey, CA
Nature Printing, by Robert Little,
1976, Pickwick-Morcraft, Pittsburgh, PA (out of
Creative Concepts in Nature Printing, by Robert Little,
1985, Hoechstetter Printing Co., Pittsburgh, PA
(out of print)
Gyotaku, The Art and Technique of Japanese Fish
Yoshio Hiyama, 1964, University
of Washington Press, Seattle, WA (out of print,
but well worth the search! Try E-Bay.)
The Pressed Plant: The Art of Botanical
Specimens, Nature Prints, and Sun Pictures, by Andrea DiNoto
& David Winter. 1999. Stewart, Tabori &
Chang: NY. 160 pp.
Kreatives Gestalten mit Blattern und Bluten, by Irmgard Lucht,
2000. Urania-Ravensburger: Berlin, GERMANY. 64
Leaves: In Myth,
Magic & Medicine, by Alice Thomas Vitale,
1997, Stewart,Tabori & Chang, New York, NY.
And here's something just
discovered . . .
Xray Ichthyology: The structure of Fishes, by David Catania and
the California Academy of Sciences, 2002,
California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco,
CA. 60 pp. ISBN 0-940228-55-6 (Thanks to our friend Don Nelson at
RubberStampMadness for this one. He was a kind soul and will be missed.)
It is also suggested that you
search for magazine articles under the various
It is also strongly suggested
that those interested in honoring nature through
the art of the print join the Nature
Printing Society. The
Society encourages publication of articles,
demonstrations of printing, teaching of classes,
and the organization of displays and exhibitions
of all forms of nature printing.
copyright © 2017 Fred B. Mullett