Gutenberg Bible, Parabole, Grande, UnlinedPaperblanks
In the 15th century Johannes Gutenberg invented printing from movable, reproducible type, a development that transformed the face of printing and enabled the creation of his famed 42-line Bible. Gutenberg's invention made it possible to replicate the work of scribes who for generations had meticulously copied texts by hand. Now, after being printed, pages were embellished by artists who painted marvellous creations alongside the type, combining illustrations and the printed word in exquisite form. The Gutenberg Bible is one of the earliest mass-produced books in human history. While only 49 copies of the two-volume Latin Bible survive today, it continues to inspire artists and writers alike. This Gutenberg Bible journal reproduces an illuminated page created by German artist Gisela Maschmann, who has modelled her miniature painting on a volume of Gutenberg's ecclesiastic masterwork housed in the Berlin State Library.
128pp h300mm x w210mm