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Woodcut figure detailIs this a medieval flat-earth woodcut? 

Or not!












Created by:
Kerry Magruder


The woodcut as visual rhetoric

  • Adaptations of the woodcut illustrate its remarkable durability and versatility.

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Why is this woodcut so appealing?
What did the woodcut originally mean? Answers cluster around three general themes:

Earliest known published source (1888)

Woodcut colorized by Roberta Weir, 1970. Used with permission.

My involvement with the woodcut



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