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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Print Culture in Early Modern France: Abraham Bosse and the Purposes of Print

Author of Print Culture in Early Modern France: Abraham Bosse and the Purposes of Print, Professor Carl Goldstein, has been a guest lecturer at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., the Walters Gallery, Baltimore, the Liebieghaus, Frankfurt, Germany, and the Louvre, Paris, France.

"In this book, Carl Goldstein examines the print culture of seventeenth-century France through a study of the career of Abraham Bosse, a well-known printmaker, book illustrator, and author of books and pamphlets on a variety of technical subjects. The consummate print professional, Bosse persistently explored the endless possibilities of print – single-sheet prints combining text and image, book illustration, broadsides, placards, almanacs, theses, and pamphlets. Bosse had a profound understanding of print technology as a fundamental agent of change. Unlike previous studies, which have largely focused on the printed word, this book demonstrates the extent to which the contributions of an individual printmaker and the visual image are fundamental to understanding the nature and development of early modern print culture."-Cambridge Books Online

Print Culture in Early Modern France is available in print at Jackson Library and .pdfs of the text are available at Cambridge Books Online.

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