Rex Wailes Collection. Printing blocks in the Rex Wailes Collection

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    Cookson, Mildred M [Author]

    Publisher Milling & Grain
    Year of publication 2020 March

    Medium Digital

    Arts, culture and heritage > Design, Iconography & stamps
    Arts, culture and heritage > Collections of importance


    Scope & contentIn these days of digital communication, it is sometimes a surprise to realise how time-consuming it used to be to prepare papers for publication. As Rex Wailes was a prolific author, we now have in our possession a large number of printing blocks for the illustrations he used. The blocks were engraved as a negative image and when caught in certain lights they show up very clearly.

    Close inspection of an individual block shows how the image was captured as small dots, usually on a zinc or copper surface... Read more.


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