TITLE: Printing in Color: Lessons in Technique
SPEAKER: Daniel De Simone
EVENT DATE: 03/07/2013
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 58 minutes
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A demonstration of the progress of color printing from 1457 until 1800, using examples from the Library's Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection and recent acquisitions. The focus of the talk is a discussion of the techniques developed by printers to apply color to printed images through the mechanical process of the printing press and how these techniques changed as the technology of printing developed over the centuries.
Speaker Biography: Daniel De Simone is currently Curator of the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division. Since arriving at the Library of Congress in 2000 he has been responsible for organizing a series of symposia, exhibitions, presentations and publications that have raised the visibility of the Collection and the Division both within the Library and the international rare book community. His most notable contribution was the exhibition entitled A Heavenly Craft: The Woodcut in Early Printed Books that had venues in New York City, Dallas and Washington. It was accompanied by a highly acclaimed exhibition catalogue of the same name. In addition he has organized symposia and written on such diverse subjects as the Giant Bible of Mainz, Galileo's Sidereus Nuncius, Gaetano Filangiere's influence on the political thought of Benjamin Franklin, and many other subjects which relate to his work with the Rosenwald Collection.