This exhibition results from a seminar in Renaissance Technology for the Art History graduate students in the Rhetorics of Art, Space and Culture (RASC/a) program, and has evolved into a collaborative effort between RASC/a, DeGolyer Library, and the Blaffer Foundation at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The exhibition examines the dissemination of ideas and knowledge through the advancement of print and book production, and includes six fifteenth- and sixteenth-century books as well as the eighteen plates of Stradanus's Nova Reperta (New Discoveries). These important engravings feature important discoveries and inventions made before 1600. In conjunction with this event, Dr. James Clifton of the Blaffer Foundation will give a lecture the first week of October on the Nova Reperta series. This exhibition is co-curated by two second-year RASC/a graduate students, Emily Anderson and Sarah Foltz.
Images courtesy of the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation, Houston.