Wednesday, October 22, 2008

400 - 1450

Medieval Letterforms and Book Formats

Johannes Gutenberg - invents first movable type printing and mechanical printing press around 1439. As we may expect for that time one of the fist books printed with the new technology is the Bible.

This is the Gutenberg's bible

Bulgarian print
This is one of the first printed Bulgarian books.

One of the first printed books on
Cyrillic alphabet.

At this time Bulgaria and Balkans are part of the Ottoman empire.
Christianity had been pursued and for sure it hadn't been easy to publish Christian book.

Btw logic, secularism, commercialism - this rational approach oversaturated the human mind at such level that some desired to escape. An they did it in the dreamland of Romanticism.
Just right now :)
But for The New Wave and etc next time.

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