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xylography

Line breaks: xyl|og¦raphy
Pronunciation: /zʌɪˈlɒɡrəfi
 
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Definition of xylography in English:

noun

[mass noun] rare
The art of engraving on wood or of printing from woodblocks.
Example sentences
  • Albrecht Dürer became a leader in the art of xylography and was a part of the distinguished group who created the woodcuts of the Chronicle.
  • These prints maintain the characteristics of traditional xylography and reflect the ongoing changes in architecture, clothes and transportation in the country.
  • First seen in China around the 1st century, wood engraving or xylography is the oldest engraving technique known.

Derivatives

xylographic

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • In fact, the maps are made with the xylographic method, but have the esthetic fineness of a copperplate engraving, needed to draw the tiny details found in a geographic map.
  • Overleaf is the image of Saint Chistopher and at the end an image of Christ on the cross, both xylographic.
  • No complete set of either of the xylographic editions seems to have survived the Cultural Revolution, although single volumes still exist in Tibet.

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