The author (See the September, 1992 issue of School Arts for his
article on a new approach to stencil painting.) leads the reader through
each stage in creating a woodcut from conception to matting and framing
the finished print. Clarity and attention to details, along with the
author's limiting his illustrations and text to the power of
black-and-white prints, combine to make this book worth acquiring for
schools - junior high to college - and individuals interested in this
simple form of graphic reproduction. The book includes sections on
historic printmaking traditions, as well as chapters on printing
problems, sharpening and restoring tools, and presentation procedures.
Oravez also includes a chapter on other relief printing techniques
including college prints, cardboard, gesso and modeling paste prints.