Ken Tyler, Master Printer, and the American Print Renaissance

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9780933920163: Ken Tyler, Master Printer, and the American Print Renaissance
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After studying printmaking at the legendary Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Tyler went on to establish his Gemini studio in Los Angeles. There he attracted such artists as Albers, Johns, Rauschenberg and Pop stars Oldenburg and Lichtenstein, all of whom made this printer-publisher a collaborator in their graphic explorations. Clarity and precision are the hallmarks of Tyler's craft. Some critics are cool toward what they characterize as his industrial mass-production esthetic or flashy Hollywood manufacture. But in this warm, intimate portrait Gilmour argues that critics overlook the traditional values, fine-tuning and craftsmanship of Tyler's prints. Tyler now has a workshop near New York City where, over the past few years, he has expanded the printer's role as a catalyst in executing mixed-media prints, ambitious large-scale images and experimental lithographs. Among recent works are Hockney's color drawings that echo Chinese paintings and Stella's multicolored baroque swirls. More than half of the 115 plates included here are in color.
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Ken Tyler is a man obsessed with making prints. His obsession and energy have been a major force in the American print renaissance, and in the technology of printmaking, since the early 1960s. Tyler studied at Tamarind, then went on to found Gemini and to co-found Gemini G.E.L. and, later, Tyler Graphics (all major print workshops). Gilmour surveys the highlights of Tyler's impressive career. She skillfully describes his technical innovations, and their value, as used in his artistic collaboration with Albers, Johns, Hockney, Frankenthaler, Stella, and others. Printmakers and art historians alike will find Gilmour's portrait of this master printer enlightening. Recommended. Douglas G. Campbell, Ctr. for Fine Arts, Warner Pacific Coll., Portland, Ore.
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Gilmour, Pat
Published by Hudson Hills Press Inc.,U.S. (1986)
ISBN 10: 0933920164 ISBN 13: 9780933920163
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