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Printed graphics
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1. Definition

The category of printed graphics includes all techniques of printing images and the products of those techniques. Together with drawing, it belongs to the artistic field of graphic art (from the Greek gráphein, “to write,” “to draw”). Printed graphics differ from drawing in the use of a printing plate, specific to the particular technique, making it possible to p…

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Appuhn-Radtke, Sibylle, “Printed graphics”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 01 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_018450>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210107

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