Photography and digitalization made the greatest changes in the world of facsimiles. But what was the impact of technological advances in the facsimile making process? What kind of changes did they bring forth?
The invention of printing is what primarly made the facsimile production possible, but the road was a long and hard one. What difficulties did the printers of the 15th century have to face, and what rewards did they eventually gain?
In the age of digital revolution, facsimile editions make it possible for the reader to stop for a moment, leaving behind the information overload of the everyday life. The facsimile making process thus aims at offering a glimpse of eternity, bringing reading back to its ancient dimension of silence and contemplation. So, sit back and enjoy the story of Faksimile Verlag!
The only known scroll inscribed on metal, almost 2,000 years ago, has been the protagonist of a long and painstaking facsimile-making process. It took more than 40 years of work on its analysis and restoration, and now, thanks to high-tech tools the facsimile is finally ready. An article written by Facsimile Editions describes the adventure to the discovery of this work of art and the making of its facsimile.
Last week, in exactly 21 hours, I traveled to the BnF in Paris, browsed a wonderful Italian Renaissance manuscript, learned some interesting facts on digitization, had lunch, and took a pleasant walk along the Seine. Finally, at 1:00AM, I was back home. Here’s the report on my day at the BnF.
Faksimile Verlag explains us why commentary volumes are so important and how facsimiles enrich the fields of codicology, paleography, and art history.
Discover how Faksimile Verlag – one of the most famous publishing house – produced their illuminated manuscript facsimiles.
Facsimiles are perhaps one of the most beautiful forms of contemporary book creation. They derive their value from the riches of the book arts of our times, which can convey to us the contents of centuries-old intellectual life.
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