A monk sits at his desk in a scriptorium with pen in hand, writing in a book. A second book also sits open on his desk, suggesting he is copying, a common practice. A third book sits open on a stand behind him and a fourth sits open on a low stand to his right Several books are on shelves in the background. He wears a cloak and hood. There are two latticed windows on the left.

A Monk at Work in the Scriptorium

A monk sits at his desk in a scriptorium with pen in hand, writing in a book. A second book also sits…

Illustration of the famous statue <i>Apollo Belvedere</i>. Created circa AD120-140, the statue depicts Apollo standing, having just shot an arrow. His quiver can be seen over his shoulder (left) and his hand clutches the remains of a bow (right). He is nude except for his sandals and robe. This illustration includes a leaf to cover Apollo's genitalia, which is not included on the statue itself.

Apollo of the Belvedere - Front View of Statue

Illustration of the famous statue Apollo Belvedere. Created circa AD120-140, the statue depicts Apollo…

A technique for casting the individual letters known as sorts used in hot metal typesetting by pouring molten metal into bronze moulds called matrices.

Type Casting

A technique for casting the individual letters known as sorts used in hot metal typesetting by pouring…

To make a blueprint, place the tracing in a blueprint frame with the inked side next to the glass and lay a sheet of blueprint paper with the sensitized side next to the tracing. Put the back of the frame in place and lock it in position so as to hold the tracing paper. Expose to sunlight for 30 seconds.

Frame Blueprint

To make a blueprint, place the tracing in a blueprint frame with the inked side next to the glass and…

Plaything consisting of a light frame covered with tissue paper; flown in wind at end of a string

Plane Kite

Plaything consisting of a light frame covered with tissue paper; flown in wind at end of a string

This printing press used a rotating roller to apply ink on the chosen surface.

Printing Press

This printing press used a rotating roller to apply ink on the chosen surface.