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  • noun Plural form of woodblock.


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  • Mezzotint techniques — a specialty of Le Blon — were especially appropriate for reproductions, as they offered subtleties of shading and texture that gave the image a depth not found in woodblocks or in other copperplate printing techniques. 14

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • It also has an extensive classics and modern classics section and stocks books from smaller presses, such as Little Toller, Persephone, Eland and Everyman's Library, as well as a limited-run of handmade books by the Fleece Press, the one-man operation of Simon Lawrence, whose family have made woodblocks for wood engravers since 1859.

    Independent bookshops in London

  • Exploiting this irony, Mr. Xu's 15-foot-long "Mustard Seed Garden Landscape Scroll" is composed of photocopied elements — a rocky outcrop here, scholars in a grove there — which he then had carved into woodblocks.

    How to Talk Back to a Chinese Master

  • Soon, through the magic of dreams, we are time-tripping from ancient cuneiform ( "3200 B.C.") to Egyptian papyrus (3000 B.C.) to illuminated manuscripts (400 A.D.) to China's woodblocks and clay type-blocks and then, of course, Gutenberg.

    THE MOUSE THAT SCORED: GPO publishes its own comic book (*starring Gutenberg!)

  • Certain small, precise erotic Japanese prints, called _shunga_, depict egg-faced women improbably exposing themselves while observing the conventional horror of body hair, the love of crushed printed fabric and submission, the proper woman made wanton, the rape fantasies of Hokusai subjects incised in woodblocks.


  • Drummer Jay Bellerose lends mostly spare, unlikely rhythmic accents -- woodblocks, bells and surprisingly few bass-drum kicks.

    The Musical Benefits of Ties That Bind

  • Many are printed on handmade paper and a considerable number printed from woodblocks.

    Creating, Managing & Pres. Dig. Assets: Japanese Historical Maps, UC Berkeley East Asian Library

  • Many are printed on handmade paper and a considerable number printed from woodblocks.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • The police also confiscated books and woodblocks from the shop's collection.

    China: Free Prominent Tibetan Cultural Figure Paljor Norbu

  • So over the last several weeks I have gone on the internet and bought postcards, stickers, woodblocks and other treats from Japan, from New Zealand, from Canada and America.

    Archive 2008-06-01


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