Word and image in the book in medieaval and early renaissance times

Eva Hanebutt-Benz  

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In the medieaval manuscript the function of pictorial image was manifold: a decoration, symbol and indication of the structural development of the book, an aid in reading and grasping the contents of the work. The impact of the correspondence of these two elements as an entitiy of information was lessened with the introduction of printing with serially produced "moveable" type and the printer's presse, but still much of the old ways were kept up far into the 16th century and sometimes much longer. Some of the examples shown during the lecture can be seen as original documents in the permanent exhibition of the Gutenberg-Museum.

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