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Book Launch of Printing Colour 1400-1700 // 1 October // Warburg Institute, London

You are warmly invited to a wine reception celebrating the launch of Printing Colour 1400–1700: History, Techniques, Functions and Receptions, edited by Ad Stijnman and Elizabeth Savage (Brill, 2015) at the Warburg Institute, University of London.

In Printing Colour 1400–1700, Ad Stijnman and Elizabeth Savage offer the first handbook of early modern colour printmaking before 1700, creating a new, interdisciplinary paradigm for the history of graphic art. The book unveils a corpus of thousands of individual colour prints from across early modern Europe, proposing art historical, bibliographical, technical and scientific contexts for understanding them and their markets.

The twenty-three contributions represent the state of research in this emerging field. From the first known attempts in the West until the invention of the approach we still use today (blue-red-yellow-black/‘key’, now CMYK), it demonstrates that colour prints were not rare outliers, but essential components of many early modern book, print and visual cultures.

Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB
1 October 2015, 6-8pm

Open to all (RSVP not required)
25% discount on orders

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