photogravure


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pho·to·gra·vure

 (fō′tə-grə-vyo͝or′)
n.
The process of printing from an intaglio plate, etched according to a photographic image.
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photogravure

(ˌfəʊtəʊɡrəˈvjʊə)
n
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) any of various methods in which an intaglio plate for printing is produced by the use of photography
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) matter printed from such a plate
Former name: heliogravure
[C19: from photo- + French gravure engraving]
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pho•to•gra•vure

(ˌfoʊ tə grəˈvyʊər, -ˈgreɪ vyər)

n.
1. a process, based on photography, by which an intaglio engraving is formed on a metal plate, from which ink reproductions are made.
2. the plate itself.
3. a print made from it.
[1875–80]
pho`to•gra•vure′ist, n.
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photogravure

1. a form of photoengraving in which the photograph is reproduced on an intaglio surface and then transferred to paper.
2. the photograph produced by this process.
See also: Photography
1. a form of photoengraving in which the photograph is reproduced on an intaglio surface and then transferred to paper.
2. the photograph produced by this process.
See also: Engraving
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.photogravure - printing from an intaglio plate prepared by photographic methods
gravure, intaglio, intaglio printing - a printing process that uses an etched or engraved plate; the plate is smeared with ink and wiped clean, then the ink left in the recesses makes the print
rotogravure - printing by transferring an image from a photogravure plate to a cylinder in a rotary press
2.photogravure - an intaglio print produced by gravure
print - a picture or design printed from an engraving
3.photogravure - using photography to produce a plate for printing
gravure - the act of intaglio printing
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Translations

photogravure

[ˌfəʊtəgrəˈvjʊəʳ] Nfotograbado m
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photogravure

nFotogravüre f, → Heliogravüre f
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photogravure

[ˌfəʊtəʊgrəˈvjʊəʳ] nfotoincisione f
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References in classic literature ?
They will glance at the photogravures of our nearly defunct sailing-ships with a cold, inquisitive and indifferent eye.
Curtis (1868-1952), copper photogravure printing plate, 31.3 x 43.2cm.
in Vie moderne, still there is always something mechanical in them, something of a photograph or photogravure ...
At the beginning of the new century, the collotype, like the hand-pulled photogravure, was being relegated to the area of specialty printing.
These stamps were the first to be printed, using the photogravure technology in place of the lithographic one.
The exhibit traces the history of Worcester-based business stationery printer and shows examples of its wood engraving prints, photogravure prints, first-day covers and letterhead stationery.
[Discusses Whitman's admiration for French realist painter Jean-Francois Millet (1814-1875) and reprints the photogravure of Millet's "The End of the Day," given to Whitman by the founder of the Society for Ethical Culture, Felix Adler, in 1888.]
Inscriptions on stamps, their denominations, variety of paper or other material used, typography, methods of printing such as lithography, line engraving, photogravure, intaglio and offset, and pictorial design, all make for interesting narratives.
Gudrun sculpts various creatures, Birkin sketches paintings of Chinese geese, Winifred sketches Looloo the dog and Bismarck the rabbit, while Ursula's dismay at Loerke's photogravure of his sculpture of the girl on the horse echoes her earlier anger at Gerald's domination of his mare.
He highlights Darwin's role in emergent technologies of photographic book printing (he used the newly developed heliotype, which preceded the photogravure technique).
There are various striking depictions of Napoleon, among them Jean-Leon Gerome's "Napoleon in Egypt," the iconic painting of a resolute young general standing in front of a mosque in Cairo's City of the Dead; a photogravure of Napoleon astride a horse, surveying from a hilltop the land he seeks to control; and a print after one of the best-known and most propagandistic paintings to commemorate the Egyptian campaign, "Napoleon in the Plague House at Jaffa" by Antoine-Jean Gros, one of the French leader's favorite history painters.