Tamarind Touchstones : Fabulous at Fifty
By Marjorie Devon
Techniques for Fine Art Lithography (2009)
By Marjorie Devon with Bill Lagattuta and Rodney Hamon
Tamarind Techniques for Fine Art Lithography is a must-have for every lithographer, workshop, library and classroom. This full-color technical manual contains step-by-step directions for all processes used at Tamarind and guidance for establishing a print studio, safety and storage information on chemicals, and advice about maintaining quality, documenting editions, and caring for works of art on paper. Special Edition also available.
A Manual (2002)
A fully-illustrated up-to-date manual on photolithography published in 2002 by Tamarind Institute. Includes step-by-step instructions for creating, preparing, and developing plates or stones. A glossary, supplier list, and troubleshooting section are also included. 29 Pages. This manual may not be returned.
|Tamarind: Forty Years
Hardcover, out of print
Soft cover, $19.95
Published by The University of New Mexico Press in celebration of Tamarind's fortieth anniversary. Edited by Tamarind Director Marjorie Devon, it includes essays by Devon, David Acton, Clinton Adams, Pat Gilmour, and Susan Tallman that range from historical to contemporary topics; chronologies of exhibitions and outreach programs; lists of artists, printers, and curators who have worked at Tamarind. 206 pages; 200 illustrations, 100 in color.
|Aluminum Plate Lithography: A
A fully-illustrated up-to-date manual on aluminum plate lithography published in 1999 by Tamarind Institute. Includes step-by-step instructions for preparing, processing, and printing plates, a glossary, and supplier list. This manual may not be returned.
| Migrations: New Directions in
Native American Art
Native American artists featured in this book include: Steven Deo (Creek/Euchee), Tom Jones (Ho Chunk), Larry McNeil (Tlingit/Nisgaa), Ryan Lee Smith (Cherokee), Star Wallowing Bull (Chippewa/Arapaho), and Marie Watt (Seneca).
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|Catalogue of Tamarind Lithographs Available for Purchase||An illustrated, loose-leaf catalogue with biographical information about each artist and a current price list of available lithographs. Purchasers receive updates biannually. $30|
Tamarind Institute 1970-1979
|Compiled by Rebecca Schnelker and Judith Booth; edited by R. Schnelker. Documentation of the lithographs printed at Tamarind in Albuquerque through 1979. 1980; 80 pages, not illustrated. $15|
|How to Identify Prints||By Bamber Gascoigne, an excellent guide to printmaking techniques and their visual effects; includes helpful illustrations and an invaluable reference section. Thams and Hudson, 2004 (2nd edition). 216 pages, 275 illustrations, 40 in color. $34.95 (soft cover)|
|Mexico Nueve||A description of the collaboration between nine Mexican artists and Tamarind printers between 1984 and 1986. Tamarind Institute, 1987. 56 pages, 22 color and 11 black-and-white illustrations; bilingual interviews and text. $16|
|Nineteenth-Century Lithography in Europe||By Clinton Adams, a handbook offering a condensed history of nineteenth-century lithography. University of New Mexico Art Museum, 1998. 28 color and 40 black and white illustrations. $12|
|Printer's Impressions||An illustrated catalogue of the 1990 exhibition and symposium honoring collaborative printmaking, with essays by Robert Blackburn, Kathan Brown, Serge Lozingot, and Kenneth Tyler. The Albuquerque Museum, 1990. 25 pages, 11 illustrations. $10|
|Tamarind: Suite Fifteen||
A catalogue of the 1975 University of New Mexico Art Museum exhibition and suite of fifteen lithographs published to commemorate Tamarind's first fifteen years. Text by Gustave von Groschwitz. 1977; 56 pages, 46 illustrations. $10
Stones for Kanemitsu
An Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary (Short Subject), this classic film produced at Tamarind Lithography Workshop shows the collaboration between artist Matsumi Kanemitsu and Master Printer Serge Lozingot as they create a four-color lithograph. Beginning with the graining of the stones, the camera follows the process through the esthetic and technical challenges in drawing, printing, and proofing this complex image. Never before has the actual sense of making a color lithograph in a professional workshop been so vividly and effectively captured in this superb film.
Two videos produced at Tamarind Institute offer detailed instructions for Working on Stone and Working on Aluminum Plate. These "short courses" present updated technical information from Clinton Adams' and Garo Antreasian's highly acclaimed Tamarind Book of Lithography. This effective visual format makes the medium even more accessible to students, teachers, printmakers, and collectors.
|The Art of Lithography:
Working on Stone (DVD )
The basics of stone lithography, featuring artist George McNeil and Master Printer Bill Lagattuta. After McNeil draws, paints, and scratches on a lithographic stone, the camera follows Lagatutta and his assistants through the steps of preparing and processing the stone and then printing the edition.
|The Art of Lithography:
Working on Plate (DVD)
Artist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith and Master Printer Jeffrey Sippel collaborate to create a four-color lithograph from aluminum plates, demonstrating the special techniques used in plate lithography.
|the tamarind papers: a journal of fine print|
|The Tamarind Papers||
Iincludes historical, critical, and technical articles on fine prints. The journal was published by Tamarind Institute from 1974 through 1992; subsequently by Tamarind in cooperation with the University of New Mexico Press. All volumes are currently available; volumes 15, 16, and 17 are described below in detail. See the Tamarind Technical Papers Index for a list of artists, authors, articles, and subjects from volumes 1 - 17.
For years, the Tamarind Papers has provided a
forum for the examination of issues related to printmaking. This collection
of essays by printers, artists, curators, and historians, the first
issue of the Tamarind Papers to be produced in book form, focuses on
issues surrounding the interaction of the printmaker with the political
realities of society.
Tamarind Papers, Volume 15 (1993-94)
This collection of essays, the second volume
of The Tamarind Papers to be produced in book form by the University
of New Mexico Press, offers print experts the rare opportunity to reexamine
topics in the history of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-cen tury
prints. Of the twelve essays in the book, some correct what has been
previously published, some add new information to the record; others
reevaluate new prints or printmakers in the light of changed historical
This collection of essays, Volume 17 of The Tamarind Papers and the third to be produced in book form, describes the intersections of lithography, photography, and established printmaking techniques. Considering topics from William Henry Fox Talbot's botanical illustrations and the Lemerciers' invention of photolithography to the sociopolitical prints of Ben Shahn and Walton Ford's incorporation of the photograph in contemporary lithography, these nine essays mark the hundredth anniversary of the lithographic print and expand the history of graphic processes in nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The connections between lithography and photography are many and varied. This volume expands the reader's knowledge of the history of printmaking and underscores the enduring beauty of prints. Kathleen Stewart Howe, Ph.D., curator of prints and photographs at the University of New Mexico, Art Museum, is the author of Revealing the Holy Land, Excursions Along the Nile and Felix Teynard: Calotypes of Egypt
|Gear & Cards|
THE STACKED DECK: is a usable deck of cards, reproduced from original drawings (see link) made specifically for this project by forty-five different artists to benefit production of Tamarind Institute's online catalogue raisonné. Makes a great gift!
Jim Dine, Double Dose of Color & Ed Ruscha, Thanks
for Being with Us
|Aprons - Heavy-duty shop or kitchen aprons in navy blue, dark green, black and
|Baseball Caps -
Khaki-colored with dark brown Tamarind logo stitched on front. Size