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Baroque Book Design - A story about friendship and collaboration

2018 will be the year of Rubens and his legacy. In the autumn of 2018, the Plantin Moretus Museum will welcome the exhibition 'Rubens, book designer'.

Baroque Book Design - A story about friendship and collaboration

28 Sep

2018

06 Jan

2019

Plantin Moretus Museum Antwerp

From 28 September 2018 until 6 January 2019, the Plantin Moretus Museum will not only introduce you to the fascinating art of printing of the 16th and 17th century, it will also welcome contemporary book designers to share their view on the current book architecture which promises to be an interesting confrontation between book design from the past and present.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

The exhibition at the Plantin Moretus Museum 'Baroque Book Design, A story about friendship and collaboration' portrays the love for the publishing trade. How publisher Balthasar Moretus motivates past and present artists, printers and designers to create masterpieces.

Vandyck_005 - 02_Museum Plantin Moretus

Plantin - Moretus - © Ans Brys

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