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Plantin, the Moretus and their work

Maurits Sabbe

Plantin, the Moretus and their work

by Maurits Sabbe

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Published by L. J. Kryn in Brussels .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Plantin, Christophe, -- ca. 1520-1589,,
  • Moretus family.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Maurits Sabbe.
    ContributionsMuseum Plantin-Moretus.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination113 p. :
    Number of Pages113
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16360265M

    We found this museum while we were visiting the Vrijdagmarkt. The printing museum is a reflection on the work of two printers who dominated the town beginning in the 16th century. Mr. Plantin and Moretus modernized printing and the business was preserved and turned into a museum /5(K).   Museum Plantin-Moretus: A fascinating insight into printing and production, in a stunning building - See 1, traveler reviews, 1, candid photos, and great deals for Antwerp, Belgium, at 5/5(K).

    Their son, Balthasar, a friend of Rubens in his youth, was the most famous of the Moretus name, and a worthy successor to his grandfather. After the death of Balthasar in , his heirs made a great fortune out of their monopoly of Liturgical books. Unfortunately they abandoned almost entirely the publication of scientific books.   Plantin started his career as a book binder, turning relatively undistinguished printed pages into objects that reflected the status of their owners. Books can be read, of course, but they also sit on shelves in a library to be admired by visitors, their cultural importance and signifying power resting not only in their content but also in.

      Ausstellung Herbst (Antwerp Baroque Rubens inspires). Chapter 8 The Plantin Houses The first part of this book dealt with the lives and work of Plantin and his descendants. This second part looks at the Plantin House where they lived and worked during these centuries, a little world that has been preserved almost intact and is now the Plantin-Moretus Museum in the Vrijdagmarkt in Antwerp.


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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Sabbe, Maurits, Plantin, the Moretus and the Moretus and their work book work. Brussels: L.J. Kryn, (OCoLC) InChristoffel Plantin released his first book. Soon after, writers and scientists found their way to his printing office, the Officina Plantiniana.

Plantin distributed the new findings of top scientists internationally. Plantin is a publisher with a strong reputation. The quality of his printing is unmatched. The Plantin-Moretus Museum is an incredible place, and I’ve only covered a fraction of what can be found and experienced there.

From all the books and printing equipment preserved there, to the history of the Plantin-Moretus family and their company, visitors with a Author: Patricia Thang.

InPlantin and his wife, Jeanne Rivière, set up business in Paris using their respective skills in Plantin book and textile trade. Aboutlooking for better prospects, the Plantin family moved to Antwerp—now in Belgium, but then part of the “Low Countries,” which included today’s Netherlands and Luxembourg, in addition to Belgium.

The museum is situated in the historical printhouse and residence of the families Plantin and Moretus. While Gutenberg was the first to work with movable type to print books, Plantin was the biggest publisher, trader of books and protagonist towards the democratization of knowledge at that time.

The Plantin-Moretus Museum’s exhibition BAROQUE BOOK DESIGN, A tale of friendship and collaboration reveals publishers’ love for their trade, and how they have motivated artists, printers and designers in the past and present to create top-quality products.

Antwerp, Belgium — The City of Antwerp and Google signed an agreement to digitise a large portion of the collections of the Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library and the Plantin-Moretus entails more thanworks from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century that Plantin be made freely accessible in the coming years via Google Books and the library catalogues of both institutions.

The Plantin-Moretus Museum is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (UNESCO World Heritage List: Plantin-Moretus House-Workshops-Museum Complex).

It contains exhaustive evidence of the life and work of what was the most prolific printing and publishing house in Europe in the late 16th century, including: a large collection of old printing equipment, an. The baroque book: a happy joint creation of Balthasar Moretus and Peter Paul Rubens The sixteenth century saw the emergence of many new types of book.

This was due in large part to publishers such as the Plantin-Moretus family. They sought ways of recording and. Today, the Plantin-Moretus Museum houses approximat volumes of books printed before The Plantin-Moretus library is, in part, the library of a publishing house.

This is evident in the number of special copies present in it. Copies bearing authors’ notes and corrections for new editions of their works are also common. The Plantin-Moretus museum in Antwerp, Belgium is one of the nicest printing museums in the world. Below are pictures from two visits during and The first time I focused on the collection of books and type.

After buying a wide angle lens, I returned a second time to photograph the building itself. Similarly, but earlier, ina descendant of the Moretus family sold the Plantin-Moretus building, encompassing the family home and the world-famous printing works, to the city: it was opened to the public a year later, and since has been a UNESCO World Heritage of the features that makes the place a Mecca for scholars of typography is that, possibly out of family piety.

Plantin left his native France for Belgium because of religious persecution. In Antwerp his work, at first as a bookbinder, began in He began the production and publishing of books in His establishment continued to work until and is now preserved as the Plantin-Moretus Museum.

During a recent visit to Belgium, I stepped back in time to the world of Renaissance printing at the Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp. The museum, honored in as a UNESCO World Heritage site, preserves the printing workshops, office, and private living quarters of the great printer-publisher Christophe Plantin and his son-and-law and successor Jan Moretus, just as they were in.

The Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library and the Plantin-Moretus Museum will also receive a digital copy which will be incorporated into their own catalogue. With thousands of books leaving Antwerp and coming back, it is expected that the last book will be scanned within three years.

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On 30 Septemberone of the most treasured places for printing history and the history of the book re-opened after extensive renovations, the new Plantin-Moretus Museum.

Various festivities accompanied the opening on three consecutive days and invited the public to take part in the fascinating history of the museum.

The new museum takes the visitor on a unique journey of the life and. The Plantin-Moretus House and publisher's really comes to life. Thursday, J — On 30 Septemberthe new Plantin-Moretus Museum, UNESCO World heritage will reopen its doors.

The museum takes the visitor on the unique journey of the revolutionary publisher Christoffel Plantin and his in-laws on: Vrijdagmarkt 22 Antwerpen.

Plantin, after his marriage, lived some time in Paris. In he settled at Antwerp, which was at that time, together with the capital of France, the most flourishing town of the north-west of our continent, as a book-binder and casket-maker.

About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic : Museum Plantin -Moretus. Early type specimens in the Plantin-Moretus Museum: annotated descriptions of the specimens to ca.

(mostly from the Low Countries and France) with preliminary notes on the typefoundries and printing offices by John A Lane (Book) 7 editions published in in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide.

Using the rich archival sources at the Plantin-Moretus Museum in Belgium, Karen Bowen and Dirk Imhof examine the artists who worked on these illustrations, the types of illustrations that appealed to specific markets, and the technological, cultural, and economic constraints under which Christopher Plantin operated as he ventured into this new.Christophe Plantin, French printer, founder of an important printing house and publisher of the Antwerp Polyglot Bible.

Plantin learned bookbinding and bookselling at Caen, Normandy, and settled in as a bookbinder in Antwerp. Yesterday I visited the Museum Plantin Moretus in Antwerp. Christophe Plantin was printer who published his first book in What surprised me most about what I saw was not how much publishing has changed in years, but how much it hasn’t.

Plantin came from Normandy, settled in Antwerp, and started a publishing business Continued.