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BLOCKBUCHER DES MITTELALTERS: BILDERFOLGEN ALS LEKTURE (Blockbooks of the Middle Ages: Picture Series as Literature). Gutenberg-Museum, Mainz am Rhein, 1991. Organized in association with Gutenberg-Gesellschaft, Mainz am Rhein. Published in association with Verlag Philipp von Zabern, Mainz am Rhein. 466 pp. with 338 ills. (13 col.). 23 x 21 cm. ISBN 380531387X In German (three essays in English only).
An extensive study of the woodblock-printed pictorial narratives produced in northern Europe during the second half of the 15th century, this catalogue includes detailed documentation of some 70 blockbooks, individual woodcuts and related works, chiefly depicting biblical stories. Eighteen scholarly essays examine the production, iconography, and cultural and historical significance of blockbooks and discuss notable individual examples.
Indexing: Western, Europe — 1400-1600 — Graphic Arts (Prints) — Books/Illustration/Printing
Plans: 02,04
Worldwide Number: 023336
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