The Nuremberg Chronicle as Entry Point to Explore the Rise of the Print
Paper by Emma C. DeJong
Given at The Materiality of Devotion Exhibition and Symposium at Emory University on March 1, 2019
Excerpt: I’ll be using the 1493 Nuremberg Chronicle as the starting point to explore the rise of print throughout Europe. The development of various printing technologies in the fifteenth century made both books and graphic art affordable and accessible to the wider public. Throughout the fifteenth-century a large print industry emerged, which would only continue to grow in the following centuries. For this paper, I want to explore the material qualities which make up the Nuremberg Chronicle, through both its own physicality and its images.
Top Image: View of Strasbourg (Argentina) in the Nuremberg Chronicle by Hartmann Schedel. Library of the of catholic seminary of Strasbourg. © Claude Truong-Ngoc / Wikimedia Commons