The Woodcut in Fifteenth-Century Europe

The Woodcut in Fifteenth-Century Europe

Description

More than a generation before the invention of Gutenberg's celebrated press, the new technology of image printing emerged. In this book, a distinguished group of scholars treats the earliest manifestations of printing in all aspects: technical experimentation, the complex relation of printed books to printed images, individual and institutional patronage, new iconographies, religious propaganda, and the wide variety of private and public ways in which printed images were first employed.



The essays examine the technological, social, political, religious, personal, and institutional contexts of 15th-century woodcuts and challenge many assumptions about the phenomenon of early printing, including the beginnings of printing on cloth, the significance of monastic production, the development of book printing and book illustration, and the extent to which printing can or should be termed a "revolution."


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Details

Author(s)
Peter Parshall
Format
Hardback | 352 pages
Dimensions
229 x 279 x 35.56mm | 2,155g
Publication date
08 Dec 2009
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publication City/Country
Washington, DC, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
125 duotone + 123 color plates
ISBN10
0300121636
ISBN13
9780300121636
Bestsellers rank
1,168,425