PUBLICATION - INTAGLIO PRINTMAKING




London Map of Days, Unicorn Press, 1 September 2017

'London Map of Days, is a miscellany of fact and fiction arranged
around the events and characters of our capital city. Based upon
an original and very limited eight-plate etching by Mychael, which
was shown at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2015, the
book features 366 date specific references to events or people
throughout London’s history'


Link to the publishers website: www.unicornpublishing.org




The Master's Muse

Artists' Cats and Dogs published by Unicorn Press, 2015.
My desire is to pay homage to some of my favourite artists by creating
portraits of their imagined pets. This book features the prints and
paintings that I have done over the years in this running series.


Link to the publishers website: www.unicornpublishing.org




Printmaking Handbook
Intaglio Printmaking
By Mychael Barratt
Published by A & C Black

I was commissioned by the publishers A & C Black to write a book
about Intaglio Printmaking for their series of Printmaking Handbooks.
Intaglio is the general name for all printmaking techniques where a
print is made from an image that has been incised into a metal plate.
This covers everything from etching and aquatint to drypoint,
engraving and mezzotint. I wanted to make certain that I was familiar
with everything I would be covering so I interviewed experts and then
tried my hand at every one of the techniques. One of the results of this
experimentation was the large-scale print O for a muse of fire. It was
a Shakespearean A-Z with as wide a range as possible of plate- making
methods. My editor, Susan James (nee Kelly) rather sweetly referred to
it as ‘an intaglio quilt’.

Link to the publishers website: www.bloomsbury.com



Sporadically over the course of a year I worked on this book from a
small studio in the New Forest as I found it impossible to properly
focus on writing in London. Understandably, there are quite a few of
my pieces within the book but also a great number of works by other
artists whom I particularly admire. The greatest pleasures of this
project were the freedom to do all of the picture research and the
opportunity to meet some remarkable artists.




Link to the publishers website: www.acblack.com





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