Old Prints - Eng. 100 Sum. 208 Elshimi, Fall 98 DIRECTIONS:...

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Eng. 100 – Sum. 208 Elshimi, Fall ‘98 DIRECTIONS: You have 45 minutes to read and summarize the following passage. The number of words in the passage is indicated in brackets, at the end of the passage. Your summary should be approximately one third the length of the original text. Old Prints The great passenger ships and airplanes of today have made journeys to faraway lands almost commonplace. There was a time, however, not too long ago, when the intercontinental traveler was indeed a rare fellow. But many of those who stayed at home were eager armchair travelers, whose wanderlust fed on the printed word and pictures furnished by the adventurous few who visited distant lands. This was, of course, before the days of photography, and the pictures came from the hand of an artist, rather than the lens of a camera. One of the most popular forms of travel artwork was the print. Woodcuts, which began appearing in the 14 th century, were the earliest method of making prints. Called relief prints, woodcuts were made by cutting around the
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This note was uploaded on 10/22/2011 for the course SOCI 122 taught by Professor Kamal during the Fall '11 term at Georgia State.

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