A Heavenly Craft: The Woodcut in Early Printed Books : Illustrated Books Purchased by Lessing J. Rosenwald at the Sale of the Library of C.W. Dyson Perrins

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Daniel De Simone, Library of Congress
George Braziller, 2004 - Art - 222 pages
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The combination of the woodcut - a print method devised early in the fifteenth century - with Johannes Gutenberg's revolutionary invention of printing with moveable type resulted in a powerful explosion of information and ideas. For the first time, it was

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A heavenly craft: the woodcut in early printed books, illustrated books purchased by Lessing J. Rosenwald at the sale of the library of C. W. Dyson Perrins

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Created as the catalog for an exhibition of the Rosenwald collection of early printed books owned by the Library of Congress, this beautifully designed volume brings together a variety of interests ... Read full review


Venetian and Florentine Renaissance Woodcuts for
The Stylistic Development of
FifteenthCentury Books Items 137

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About the author (2004)

Daniel De Simone is the curator of the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection at the Library of Congress. He was formerly the owner of an antiquarian book company and spent twenty-five years in the rare book trade. De Simone lives in Washington, D.C.

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