Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In engraving, a die cut in relief on wood, and in condition for furnishing impressions in ink in a printingpress; a woodcut. See wood-engraving. The wood commonly used for wood-blocks is box, the blocks being cut directly across the grain. Inferior kinds of wood, such as American rock-maple, pear, plane, etc., are used for coarser work.
- n. A print or impression from such an engraved block; a woodcut. Also used attributively in both senses: as, wood-block illustrations.
“Influenced by Debussy's non-Western proclivities, they were also stimulated by the great Paris World's Fairs of 1889 and 1900, where they saw Japanese wood-block prints and Indian textiles, and first heard Balinese and Javanese gamelan music.”
“The 118 ukiyo-e prints were reproduced from a series of original wood-block prints in the Ota Memorial Museum of Art in Tokyo, one of the few complete series consisting entirely of impressions from the first run.”
“The exhibition will show another side of the artist Richard Woods, known for his transformation of buildings and public spaces, his wood-block paintings.”
“Here, in one corner, a perforated aluminum screen, wooden closet doors, metal grate, dumbwaiter and wood-block floor all converge.”
“The traditional d é cor is warm and muted, with wood-block ukiyo-e prints on wood-paneled walls, and wooden tables and chairs.”
“My favorite was a collection they had last year of old Ukiyo-e, Japanese wood-block printing from hundreds of years ago.”
“A reception hall has wood-block wall coverings depicting 19th-century Americana scenes.”
“Washington Fine Properties A reception hall has wood-block wall coverings depicting 19th-century Americana scenes.”
“Now he's double-printing the lithograph in red and black before adding a wood-block layer in blue, green and beige.”
“About six years later, in another National Gallery image, Munch decides to make a printable version of that painted variation: He takes his black-and-white litho, then makes a wood-block image of the hair alone to be printed on top in red.”
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