Monday, March 31, 2014
Citations for xylography
Widespread dissemination of these works of art became possible after the invention of xylography, or woodblock printing, generally credited to Hishikawa Moronobu (1618–94) who was born in Boshu, Chiba.
Given the nature of xylography as a sort of “printing on demand,” individual works from the vast tripitaka could be printed as required…
Origin of xylography
Xylography came to English in the early 1800s from French. Its origin ultimately lies in the Greek roots meaning "wood" and "writing."