An indispensable guide to creating woodcut masterpieces, this volume offers instructions ranging from using the simplest strokes to making intricate multicolor print blocks. Detailed, easy-to-follow instructions are complemented by ninety-eight illustrations, most of them in color."I love the woodcut as a form of artistic expression because it requires the simplest materials and comparative muscular strength," observes author Hans Alexander Mueller. «I love to exploit the full use of my five senses when wood, paper, and color come within my grasp.» An accomplished artist whose work has illustrated numerous great literary works, Mueller explains his philosophy and techniques for creating art from the simplest materials. Readers learn about the tools of the trade, how to make plank woodcut and end-grain engravings, and how to use the medium to express themselves artistically.