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Vest-Pocket Vocabulary Xylog’raphy, n. engraving on wood. Word in the Wild: The park ranger says carving your initials in trees isn’t xylography—it’s just vandalism. Xylography refers to engravings in wood as well as the impressions made from them.  The term … Continue reading

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Chicago Center for Book & Paper Arts

This past weekend on a visit to Chicago I stopped by Columbia College’s Center for Book & Paper Arts to see the current exhibit of Buddhist printing from the Derge Parkhang. The Derge Parkang (also known as the Derge Sutra … Continue reading

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A Short History of the Printed Word

Recommended Read Chappell, Warren and Robert Bringhurst. A Short History of the Printed Word. Vancouver: Hartley & Marks Publishers Inc., 1999. [ISBN-10: 0-88179-154-7] A Short History of the Printed Word is an impressively complete history of print and its astonishing … Continue reading

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