A Heavenly Craft

A Heavenly Craft

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The combination of the woodcut - a print method devised early in the fifteenth century - with Johannes Gutenberg's revolutionary invention of printing with moveable type resulted in a powerful explosion of information and ideas. For the first time, it wasIt communicates to the medieval viewer the sense of wonder expressed by Saint Peter and the other disciples as they watch Christ in supplication before them. ... Another characteristic of the woodcut is the variety of line which the woodcutter incorporates in the image. ... The Rosenwald/Dyson Perrins copy also has different woodcuts in place of W.L. Schreiber numbers n and 12, which are repeats in theanbsp;...

Title:A Heavenly Craft
Author:Daniel De Simone, Library of Congress
Publisher: - 2004


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