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block book

block book  

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A fairly short-lived phenomenon, blockbooks were mainly produced in the Netherlands and Germany in the 1460s, some time after the invention of movable type, with which they attempted to compete. ...
Christopher Plantin

Christopher Plantin  

(b ?Tours, c.1520; d Antwerp, 1 July 1589).Flemish printer of French birth. He was the most important printer and publisher in Antwerp in the 16th century. His printing press ...
Cologne

Cologne  

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A German city on the Rhine, famous in the Middle Ages for its shrine of the Wise Men of the East, commonly called the Three Kings of Cologne (see the Three Kings).
engraving

engraving  

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Term applied in its broadest sense to the various processes of cutting a design into a plate or block of metal or wood, and to the prints taken from these plates or blocks (see print for a ...
German art

German art  

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The extent to which one can speak of the ‘Germanness’ of German art is a question that has exercised both artists and historians from at least the 16th century, when ...
Ibrahim Pasha

Ibrahim Pasha  

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(b. Nevşehir, ?1662; d. Istanbul, 30 Sept. 1730).Ottoman patron and Grand Vizier to the Ottoman sultan Ahmed III (see Ottoman, §II, E) from 1718 to his execution. The son ...
Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci  

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 (1452–1519) Italian painter and sculptor.No building can with any degree of certainty be attributed to Leonardo, but his interest in centrally planned domed buildings may well have influenced his ...
lithography

lithography  

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(from Gk. lithos, ‘stone’, and graphein, ‘to write’).The principal technology for printing music and other writings.See printing and publishing of music (2d).
mass media

mass media  

The printed press, newspapers and magazines, radio, television, and Internet sites that purvey news, information, misinformation, and all shades of opinion. Mass media provide a platform for ...
pigment

pigment  

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Any substance used as a colouring agent, particularly the finely ground particles that when held in suspension in a medium constitute a paint. Most pigments are now manufactured synthetically, but in ...
Printing

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art

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2008
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Art & Architecture
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7,003 words
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Term used to embrace three distinct but related concepts. First, it denotes the multiplication of documents or similar items consisting

Printing

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

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2009
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Art & Architecture, Religion
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3,887 words
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Term used to embrace three distinct but related concepts. First, it denotes the multiplication of documents or similar items consisting

silk-screen printing

silk-screen printing  

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Is a technique whereby a cut stencil is attached to a silk screen of very fine mesh stretched on a wooden frame. By the use of an oblong squeegee the ...
woodcut

woodcut  

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Term applied to the technique of making a print from a block of wood sawn along the grain and also to the print so made. Although the term is often loosely used for any type of print made from wood, ...

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