First Impressions: Illustrated Printed Books in Renaissance Venice

Title

First Impressions: Illustrated Printed Books in Renaissance Venice

Subject

A history of illustrated books printed in Venice in the late 15th and 16th centuries

Description

Students in this class were asked to undertake original research on a variety of printed books produced in Venice in the Renaissance. Venice was the printing 'hub' of Italy from the late 15th to the end of the 16th century, home to an international array of printers, publishers, editors, writers, artists, printmakers and print sponsors who were major contributors to the evolution of the print profession.

Creator

Art History 4340/6340, Dr Sally Hickson and students

Date

Fall 2017

Instructional Method

An online exhibition derived from student research focussed on book design, illustration, collaborative artistic partnerships, printers, publishers, authors, sponsors and readers of early printed books in Renaissance Venice.

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