Paper Museums: The Reproductive Print in Europe, 1500-1800

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As relatively inexpensive, transportable, and storable objects, prints occupied an important place in early modern European culture. Many of them reproduced other works of art and we now call them "reproductive" prints. They were often considered to be of lower status than so-called "original" prints, yet in their initial historical and cultural context, reproductive prints were crucial to the forging of a common visual culture. "Paper Museums" offers an important interpretive survey of these remarkable works. The ...

Paper Museums: The Reproductive Print in Europe, 1500-1800 2005, David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780935573404

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