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Woodcut as Book Illustration in Moldavia in the 17th to 19th Centuries
Woodcut as Book Illustration in Moldavia in the 17th to 19th Centuries

Author(s): Elena Ardelean
Subject(s): Eastern Orthodoxy
Published by: Editura Universităţii »Alexandru Ioan Cuza« din Iaşi
Keywords: "printing presses"; "woodcut"; "engraving"; "religious book"; "the title page";

Summary/Abstract: In the activity of conservation restoration of the books printed between the 17th and the 19th centuries, where the front page is often deteriorated or even missing, the illustrations that accompany the text constitute a very important element in dating the respective printing, in locating the typography, etc. Although the engravers preferred to remain anonymous, however many of the engravings that can be found in these books are signed, discreetly by the authors, thus offering us an important instrument that we can use to obtain information necessary to the scientific documentation which accompanies every activity of conservation-restoration of a cultural good. This research wishes to present briefly the activity of the engravers who activated in the region of Moldavia and whose works we were able to find in the books preserved and restored in the laboratory of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology from Iassy.

  • Issue Year: 24/2019
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 149-164
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: English