Authors/Contributors

Edward A. Gokey

Document Type

Article

Date

Spring 1990

Embargo Period

4-1-2011

Keywords

Syracuse University Special Collections, John LaFarge, Timothy Cole, art, DeVinne, wood engraving, Scribner's Magazine

Language

English

Disciplines

American Art and Architecture | Art and Design | History of Art, Architecture, and Archaeology | Modern Art and Architecture

Description/Abstract

This article traces the history of modern wood engraving, including the argument in the art world that took place regarding whether wood engraving could be considered "art" in the first place. As the art form gained popularity with print publishers due to its convenience and beauty, internal debates took place about which direction the art form should take, especially within the "New School" of wood engraving that had emerged. Research for the article was aided by Syracuse University's Special Collections.

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