• 224 pages
  • 6.69 x 9.44
  • 63 color photos, 41 halftones


Rome and Contemporary Printmaking

Edited by Sarah Linford and Devin Kovach

FORCE FIELDS: Rome and Contemporary Printmaking is both a sourcebook on the capital role that Rome has played in the history of printmaking and a state-of-the-field of contemporary practices. The volume features diverse academic, professional, and artistic perspectives that illuminate the evolution of and recent shifts in making and diffusing prints in Rome. Leading experts retrace the history of prints from the Renaissance to the current day; Roman master printers recount experiences working with some of the artists who define twentieth-century art; and a richly illustrated catalogue of contemporary works, by locally trained and international artists drawn to Rome, introduces the varied conceptions — and force fields — operative in printmaking today. This volume will delight anyone interested in printmaking (specialists and non-specialists), inform those curious about Rome’s past and present role in the visual arts, and serve as a reference book for printmakers and critical historians.

FORCE FIELDS is available for purchase from Palombi Editori, www.palombieditori.it for €24.00 or $29.00. It is available as a PDF in the Temple University institutional repository, https://scholarshare.temple.edu/handle/20.500.12613/6154

Contributors: Frank Dabell, Jérôme Delaplanche, Alessandro Fornaci, Richard Hricko, Hilary Link, Arianna Mercanti, Ruth Pelzer-Montada, Antonella Renzitti, Jason Scuilla, Hester Stinnett, Claudio Zambianchi, Romolo, Rosalba, Flaminia and Beatrice Bulla, Giuseppe (Pino) Lo Russo, Matteo Borsoi, and the editors.

Exhibited Artists: Ron Abram, Francine Kay Affourtit, Riccardo Ajossa, Thomas Baldischwyler, Gianna Bentivenga, Maria Pina Bentivenga, Marina Bindella, Virginia Carbonelli, Matthew Colaizzo, Lindsay Deifik, Susanna Doccioli, Alessandro Fornaci, Edgars Gluhovs, Oona Grimes, Inma Herrera, Christoph Keller, Andrew Kozlowski, Sandro Mele, Stefano Minzi, Riccardo Pecchioli, Julie Rebecca Poulain, Usama Saad, Jason Scuilla, Hester Stinnett, Francesco Vignola, and Anastasiya Voskoboynikova.

Invited Artists: Dario Agati, Elena Boni, Lucia Cadeddu, Giorgia Catapano, Alessia Consiglio, Elisabetta Diamanti, Marco Eusepi, Gabriel Feld, Valeria Gasparrini, Leslie Hirst, Richard Hricko, Emilie Lundstrøm, Roberto Mannino, Lorenzo Modica, Alexis Nutini, Gianna Parisse, Tatjana Pavićević, Cristina Piciacchia, Roberto Piloni, Rujunko Pugh, Enrico Pusceddu, Jacopo Rinaldi, Marta Roberti, Rosaria Scotto, Tricia Treacy, Carlo Venturi, and José Witteveen.

About the Author(s)

An art historian, a curator, and an educator specializing in modern and contemporary art, Dr. Sarah Linford works closely with emerging and established artists, galleries, and museums on both sides of the Atlantic. After spending five years at the Academy of Fine Arts of Rome, teaching and establishing relations with the city’s historic foreign academies and Rome’s major cultural institutions, she is now a faculty member of John Cabot University’s Department of Art History and Studio Art.

Devin Kovach is an artist, a printmaker, and an educator based in Rome. He has exhibited his work at venues in Europe and North America and participated in numerous artist residencies on both continents. He currently teaches courses in printmaking, book arts, and graduate studies at Temple University Rome.