Friday, November 23, 2012
Woodblock Printing and Space-time Beetle Maps
Who knew that woodboring beetles were relief printmakers?
He points out that the research is not only a new tool in evolutionary biology and could be used to map wood-boring beetles in other regions, but that it could be a new method for art historians who need to identify the age or origin of woodblock prints and books which contain them.
You can read more here or listen to this fun interview with Dr. Blair (the last 7:45 of the third section) on the CBC Radio show As It Happens.