Initial Impressions

Renaissance Type and the Grammar of Ornament

Image from rare book with ornate initial letter

In conjunction with the exhibition Initial Impressions: Renaissance Type and the Grammar of Ornament at the University of Minnesota’s Goldstein Museum of Design, the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine will exhibit additional works by Geoffroy Tory and Hans Holbein. These 16th-century artists specialized in typography and the creation of ornate initial capitals showcasing narrative or decorative scenes.

Curators: Sara Williams in collaboration with Bill Moran.

Exhibit details

What: Initial Impressions: Renaissance Type and the Grammar of Ornament
When: January 25 through May 17, 2020
Where: Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine, 555 Diehl Hall
Hours: Open during regular library hours.

 

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