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  • Relief prints made from wood blocks incised on the plank side.
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    • Woodcuts
  • Variants

    • Cuts, Wood
    • Wood-block prints
    • Wood cuts
    • Woodblock prints
    • Xylographs
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    • found: Art & architecture thesaurus online, August 27, 2016(woodcuts (prints); variants: woodcut (print); wood cuts (prints); woodblock prints; prints, woodblock; wood-block prints; prints, wood-block; xylographs (woodcuts); note: Prints made using the process of woodcut, which is a relief process in which the design is cut into and printed from the plank side of a wood block; distinct from "wood engraving (process)," which is a relief process using the grain end of a wood block.)
    • found: LCSH, August 27, 2016(Wood-engraving; UF Wood-cut; Wood-cuts; Wood-cutting (Engraving); Wood-engravings [Former heading]; Woodcut; Woodcuts; Woodcutting (Engraving); Xylography; BT Engravings; Prints; RT Block books; Block printing; NT Erotic wood-engraving; Photoxylography)
    • found: Thesaurus for graphic materials, August 27, 2016(Woodcuts; UF Wood cuts; BT Relief prints; NT Chiaroscuro woodcuts; RT Wood engravings; scope note: Relief prints made from wood blocks incised on the plank side.)
    • found: Grove art online, Oxford art online, August 27, 2016(Type of relief print and the process by which it is made. The term 'woodcut' is often used loosely for any printmaking technique that employs a wooden block. Strictly speaking, however, the term applies only to cuts made on planks of wood. The precise term for the method that involves cutting the design on the end-grain of the block is wood-engraving. The term 'xylography' is sometimes used to refer to both processes.)
    • found: Benson, R. The printed picture, 2008:page 330 (woodcut: a relief printing process that uses a side-grain wooden block; the carving is usually done with gouges and chisels.)
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    • Relief prints made from wood blocks incised on the plank side.
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    • 2017-11-13: new
    • 2018-02-20: revised
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