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Johann Gutenberg

Gutenberg Bible (first printed book), continued Medieval manuscript conventions, german tradition

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Gutenberg's innovations

moveable type, metal alloys, printing press

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The Printing Press

historiated initials, illuminated manuscript, Johann Gutenberg used black script, letters based on Textura from germany, font that resembled formal handwriting, he took into consideration the renaissance social change and the growing desire for secular knowledge

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Medieval Manuscripts

European middle ages, used in systems of power and limited to those of power, role of scribe and scriptorium

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Moveable Type

system of printing that uses moveable components

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Block Printing

using wooden blocks to print text or designs

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Copperplate

style of calligraphic writing

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Compositor

someone who arranges type for printing

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Renaissance

manuscripts were produced by those of power for religion, bible, gospel,

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Nicholas Jenson

created first roman type face, Historia Naturalis, printed on vellum

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Geoffroy Tory

champs fluery (field of flowers), engraver, best known for adding accents on letters in french