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JChoate



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Google answered my question -- the Wasmuth pages measure 15 3/4" x 25 1/4".
So, there's no literal relationship to ukiyo-e sizes. Just the same proportion. Slightly taller than the Golden Section, but similarly attractive.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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SDR



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, to be 2:3, the size would be closer to 15 3/4" x 22 7/8" ? Close enough, I guess . . .

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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speaking of the talent of drafters of the past, when my grandfather was in college around 1900, in Norway, his class was given the task of rendering an elevation and plan of a 3-blade, horse-drawn plow placed at the head of the class. They had to be exact. One error meant failure. Even the grain of the wood frame had to correspond to the model. India ink on linen. (No white-out back then.) I have some of the instruments he used. It seems impossible that anything so precise could be drawn with styli that were basically an advancement on the quill. But there it was, an absolutely perfect image.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gracious. The best in class stood back to wait for the weaker students to do their measuring first, no doubt ? Or was it "every man for himself" . . .

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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Every man for himself.
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