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The Resource Christopher Plantin and engraved book illustrations in sixteenth-century Europe, Karen L. Bowen and Dirk Imhof

Christopher Plantin and engraved book illustrations in sixteenth-century Europe, Karen L. Bowen and Dirk Imhof

Label
Christopher Plantin and engraved book illustrations in sixteenth-century Europe
Title
Christopher Plantin and engraved book illustrations in sixteenth-century Europe
Statement of responsibility
Karen L. Bowen and Dirk Imhof
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This is an interdisciplinary study of Christopher Plantin's pioneering role in the production and distribution of books with engraved and etched illustrations in sixteenth-century Europe. Using the rich archival sources at the Plantin-Moretus Museum in Belgium, Karen Bowes and Dirk Imhof examine the artists who worked on these illustrations, the types of illustrations that appealed to specific markets, and the technological, cultural, and economic constraints under which Christopher Plantin operated as he ventured into this new area of publishing. They demonstrate how Plantin's innovations led to a revolutionary change in taste for book illustrations, and place his work within the broader context of the European book trade of the late sixteenth century and Antwerp's political, economic, cultural, and religious history. This is a major contribution to the history of the book, art history, and the economic and social history of early modern Europe."--Jacket
Cataloging source
UKM
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Bowen, Karen Lee
Dewey number
070.509409031
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Z291.3
LC item number
.B79 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Imhof, D.
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  • Plantin, Christophe
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Book industries and trade
  • Illustration of books
  • Engraving, European
Label
Christopher Plantin and engraved book illustrations in sixteenth-century Europe, Karen L. Bowen and Dirk Imhof
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-445) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Printing with intaglio illustrations -- "L'excellente, & fameuse Cité d'Anvers" : Antwerp and its artists -- Plantin's first projects with engravings (1559-1571) -- Liturgical editions and the spread of engraved book illustrations -- The 1580s and Plantin's etched book illustrations -- Plantin prints for others' editions with intaglios
Control code
166357554
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvi, 458 pages
Isbn
9780521852760
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)166357554
Label
Christopher Plantin and engraved book illustrations in sixteenth-century Europe, Karen L. Bowen and Dirk Imhof
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-445) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Printing with intaglio illustrations -- "L'excellente, & fameuse Cité d'Anvers" : Antwerp and its artists -- Plantin's first projects with engravings (1559-1571) -- Liturgical editions and the spread of engraved book illustrations -- The 1580s and Plantin's etched book illustrations -- Plantin prints for others' editions with intaglios
Control code
166357554
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvi, 458 pages
Isbn
9780521852760
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)166357554

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