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A History of Wood Engraving: The Original Edition by Douglas Percy Bliss

By Douglas Percy Bliss

Housed within the British Museum is a 1300-year-old chinese language manuscript with a dead ringer for Buddha drawn in flowing black traces. This, based on A heritage of wooden Engraving, is the oldest identified woodcut and the place to begin for this energetic heritage of the artwork shape. for centuries, wooden engraving used to be the first technique of illustrating books in France, Italy, and the Netherlands.  within the 16th century, the German grasp Durer introduced engraving to new inventive heights. due to the fact that then, rankings of actual originals have positioned their very own stamp in this distinctive splendidly expressive shape. a customary within the field, A background of wooden Engraving offers any paintings lover a trove of appealing information—from engraving concepts, to artist biographies, to private commentary—all expertly defined by means of Douglas Percy Bliss, a well known painter and engraver in his personal correct. the writer strikes the tale all of the approach to glossy occasions, with a last bankruptcy on fresh masters and the way forward for engraving.

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