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Leonardo, Vol. 13, p. 326. Pergamon Press, 1980. Printed in Great Britain. TERMINOLOGY The terms defined below were selected from artists' Articles and Notes published in the previous issue of Leonardo. Each definition is followed by an indication of the volume and page of Leonardo on which the term first appears. The terms were not found in the art dictionaries among the dictionaries listed in Leonardo 13, 63 (1980) or they are used in a new sense. Some are terms that have been carried over into the field of art from the natural and social sciences, from mathematics and from technology. Numbers in brackets, e.g. [11, 17), refer to the dictionaries mentioned above. The definitions are not presumed to be unassailable. The editors would, therefore, welcome the comments of readers on the definitions presented . 1027. Block relief (in the visual arts)-Term coined by J. Kern for his type of nonfigurative relief. The type is characterized by an array of rectilinear forms glued to a flat surface. He recommends that they be displayed with illumination from one side to cast deep shadows on the flat surface. (13,216) 1028. Edition art (in the graphic arts)-Graphic artworks produced in a number of prints or impressions. They are usually numbered; for example, the numbers 271100 would indicate the 27th in an edition of 100 prints. (13,215) 1029. Mylar mirrors (in plastics technology)-Polyester plastic sheeting (trade name Mylar) coated with a thin film of highly reflecting metal. This material is often used instead of glass mirrors, because it is lightweight, flexible and unbreakable (although it can tear). (13, 178) (CL Terminology, Leonardo 1,465 (1968): polyester plastic) 1030. Pavatex (in construction)-Proprietary name for a uniform construction board made from compressed coarse wood fibres. (13, 211) 326 1031. Psychostimulantium (in visual artY-Term coined by R. H. Gander for his type of figurative collage made of paintings and photographs that is a visual commentary on aspects of human existence. (13, 211) (Cf. Term 1034: Symbophilium ) 1032. Reprography-Processes (including facsimile, photocopy and other optical, electric and chemical methods) for making copies of, for example, a drawing or a typewritten page. (CL Term 1036:xerography; and Terminology, Leonardo 13, 241 (1980): Color Xerox Processand Three-M Process) 1033. Styropor (in plastics technology)-A proprietary name for the plastic polystyrene in the form of a rigid foam. (13, 211) (CL Terminology, Leonardo 12, 326 (1979): Styrofoam , Thermocole) 1034. SymbophiUum (in the visual arts)-Term coined by R. H. Gander for his type of nonfigurative symbolic painted relief that is a visual commentary on aspects of human existence. (13,211) (Cf. Term 1031: Psychostimulantium) 1035. Window relief painting (in the visual arts)-Term coined by J. Kern for his pictures painted on a transparent surface (such as Plexiglas) that is mounted two or three centimeters before a uniformly painted opaque rear planar surface. Only part of the transparent surface is painted (usually in lines and rectilinear shapes), leaving transparent regions through which shadows on the opaque rear surface may be seen. (13,217) 1036. Xerography (in reprography)-A dry electrostatic process for making copies (xerox or xerographic prints) of, for example, a drawing or a typewritten page. (13,213) (CL Term 1032: reprography; and Terminology, Leonardo 13, 241 (1980): Color Xerox Process) ...

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1530-9282
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0024-094X
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p. 326
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2017-01-04
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