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Printing for Kingdom, Empire, & Republic: Treasures from the Archives of the Imprimerie Nationale

decoration07 Dec. 2011|04 Feb. 2012

The history of the most important printing house in Europe: the French Imprimerie Nationale. Drawn from the ancient, vast, and comprehensive archives of the Imprimerie Nationale, the exhibition documents the significant influence of the press, not only on printing and the book arts, but also on French — and European — literary culture from the mid-sixteenth century to the present day. Curated by Grolier Club member H. George Fletcher the exhibition tells the story of the Imprimerie Nationale, from the royal printers established by François I in 1538, to the Imprimerie Royale created by Cardinal Richelieu in 1640, through many generations of development, marked often by artistic innovation and wide cultural influence. Over 200 objects will be on show, all classified as French monuments historiques, and never before seen outside of France.

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DATE
07 Dec. 2011|04 Feb. 2012
ADDRESS
47 East 60th Street
CITY
New York
( UNITED STATES )
ENTRY COST
free
ORGANIZED BY
The Grolier Club
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