The Gutenberg Bible

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Pomegranate Artbooks, 1997 - Bible - 64 pages
Printed in Mainz in 1455 by Johann Gutenberg and associates, The Gutenberg Bible was the first major work printed in Europe from movable type. More than five hundred years after its creation, fewer than fifty copies of the original now survive. Many copies, including The British Library's lavish example, incorporated painted decoration in order to evoke the feel of a more traditional illuminated manuscript. Pages from the library's edition are reproduced in full color in this volume, and Martin Davies's text discusses how The Gutenberg Bible was created and published, as well as the role it played in the early spread of printing in Europe.

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Martin Davies has been a university teacher in Manchester and Norwich for thirty years. He was founding director of the social work programme at the University of East Anglia, taking it in two decades from the drawing board to premier position in England. He is author of "The Essential Social Worker" (1994) and editor of the "Blackwell Companion to Social Work" (Blackwell, 1997). He teaches social psychology and psychosocial research methods. He is currently Professor of Social Work at the University of East Anglia, Norwich.

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