Typographorum Emblemata: The Printer's Mark in the Context of Early Modern Culture

Typographorum Emblemata: The Printer's Mark in the Context of Early Modern Culture


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783110439199
Publisher: De Gruyter
Publication date: 02/05/2018
Series: Schriftmedien - Kommunikations- und buchwissenschaftliche Perspektiven Series , #4
Pages: 440
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Anja Wolkenhauer, Tübingen University, Tübingen and Bernhard F. Scholz, Groningen University, Groningen, The Netherlands.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Part A Beginnings and Provenances

Sisters, or Mother and Daughter? The Relationship between Printer's Marks and Emblems during the First Hundred Years Anja Wolkenhauer 3

Ekphrasis and Printer's Signets Andreas Bässler 29

Beastly Devices: Early Printer's Marks and Their Medieval Origins Luuk Houwen 49

From Name plate to Emblem. The Evolution of the Printer's Device in the Southern Low Countries up to 1600 Hubert Meeus 77

Part B Regions & Places

Heraldic and Symbolic Printer's Devices of Greek Printers in Italy (Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries) Konstantinos Sp. Staikos 103

Jewish Printers' Marks from Poland (Sixteenth-Seventeenth Centuries) Anna Jakimyszyn-Gadocha 125

Fama Typographica. In Search of the Emblem Form of Printer's Devices. The iconography and Emblem Form of Printer's Devices in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Poland Joanna A. Tomicka 151

Pallas Nostra Salus. Early Modern Printer's Marks in Leiden as Expressions of Professional and Personal Identity Paul Hoftijzer 169

Early Modern Munich Printer's Marks (and Related Issues) Dietmar Peil 197

The Printer's Mark in Early Modern Sweden Kristina Lundblad 227

Iceland's Lack of Printer's Devices: Filling a Functional and Spatial Void in Printed Books during the Sixteenth Century Silvia Hufnagel 257

Part C Concepts, Historical and Systematic

The Truth of Printer's Marks: Andrea Alciato on "Aldo's Anchor", "Froben's Dove" and "Calvo'S Elephant". A Closer Look at Alciato's Concept of the Printer's Mark Bernhard F. Scholz 269

The Legal Significance and Humanist Ethos of Printers' Insignia Valérie Hayaert 297

The Transition of the Printer's Device from a Sign of Identification to a Symbol of Aspirations and Beliefs Justyna Kilianczyk-Zieba 315

Mottos in Printers' Devices - Thoughts about the Hungarian Usage Judit Vizkelety-Ecsedy 333

European Printers' and Publishers' Marks in the Eighteenth Century. The Three C's: Conformity, Continuity and Change Melinda Simon 347

In Place of an Afterword: Notes on Ordering the Corpus of the Early Modern Printer's Mark Bernhard F. Scholz 361

Part D Research Bibliography and Index

Research Bibliography: The Early Modern Printer's Mark in Its Cultural Contexts 377

Contributors 413

Index 417

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