DC -- Folger Shakespeare Library -- Exhibit: Beyond Words: Book Illustration in the Age of Shakespeare:
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Description of Pictures: Beyond Words: Book Illustration in the Age of Shakespeare
Feb 24 – Jun 03, 2018
The Folger exhibition Beyond Words: Book Illustration in the Age of Shakespeare shows how images in early modern books are as full of meaning as the text they illustrate. Explore portraits, views of daily life, maps, and more in richly varied 15th to 18th century works from the Folger collection, many rarely shown works.
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Copyrights: All pictures were taken by amateur photographer Bruce Guthrie (me!) who retains copyright on them. Free for non-commercial use with attribution. See the [Creative Commons] definition of what this means. "Photos (c) Bruce Guthrie" is fine for attribution. (Commercial use folks including AI scrapers can of course contact me.) Feel free to use in publications and pages with attribution but you don't have permission to sell the photos themselves. A free copy of any printed publication using any photographs is requested. Descriptive text, if any, is from a mixture of sources, quite frequently from signs at the location or from official web sites; copyrights, if any, are retained by their original owners.
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BWORDS_180314_92.JPG: This book on military fortification by Jean Errard, a civil engineer to Henry IV, King of France, includes numerous engravings printed with the text. The wrong plate was printed on the page shown here. Instead of discarding the sheet with this mistake, the printer simply pasted the correct image over it.
BWORDS_180314_96.JPG: Federico Ghisliero's fencing book was meant to include images to help readers visualize the techniques, as was standard in treatises on the subject. The text -- including captions describing the images -- was printed first, and thirty-three blank spaces were left for the intaglio prints, engraved or etched. For an unknown reason they were never printed, and the book circulated without images. In this copy, an early owner drew a figure on one of the blank pages.
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