Tuesday, October 04, 2011

The Wonder of Woodcuts

The Wonder of Woodcuts on AbeBooks: An important printing technique for centuries, woodcuts are a form of relief painting where patterns and images are carved into blocks of wood to create a raised picture. The raised surface is then covered with ink and pressed onto paper thus transferring the image. In the early days of the printing press, woodcuts and moveable type were a marriage made in heaven.

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