Item Number: 149647
Title: BALTHASAR MORETUS and the Passion of Publishing
Author: Imhof, Dirk (ed)
Record created on 10/19/18
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Available November 2018
Description: Schoten: BAI, 2018. 26cm., hardcover, 88pp. illus. Exhibition held at Museum Plantin Moretus, Antwerp. English text.
Summary: In the seventeenth century, Balthasar Moretus I was master of the Plantin Press. The Baroque era was in full sway and proved highly influential on developments in the world of books. Balthasar succeeded in getting leading artists to work on his book designs. This included collaborating with Peter Paul Rubens on more than twenty projects. Even today, publishers still play the role of director in terms of book innovation, and the relationship between publisher and artist remains as important now as it was in the past. Balthasar Moretus and the Passion of Publishing introduces the reader to fascinating publishing projects that make us look at books in a new light. We learn how both publisher and artist are constantly reinventing the book together.
Contents: Balthasar I Moretus - a concise biography ; 'Ex arte et decore typographica' - Balthasar I Moretus, publisher of Baroque books, Dirk Imhof ; Peter Paul Rubens, the Moretuses and the Plantin Press ; The pricing policy of the Officina Plantiniana, 1580-1655, Goran Proot ; Engraving, reworking and printing from copper plates - Theodore Galle's workshop ; The breviary in folio of 1614 - a pet project of the Moretus brothers ; Literary publishing & deep regard, Andrew Steeves ; Engravers from Antwerp or Brussels? Illustrating the works of Hermannus Hugo ; Publishing for a difficult author - the Bartholomaeus de los Ríos publications ; Visual Editions - Stories for contemporary readers, Paul van Capelleveen ; The fate of the copper-plate engravings bearing designs by Peter Paul Rubens ; Imschoot, Uitgevers. The history of a passion, Guy Vingerhoets.
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