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Ton—Holz—Blei. Die Anfänge der Schriftherstellung in Ostasien und Europa

20 Jun - 12 Sep 2021 / Leipzig, DE

Johannes Gutenberg invented the movable letter around 1450 and thus triggered a European media revolution. But in Asia, letters made of clay and later of wood and metal were experimented with long before that. Nevertheless, wood panel printing dominated there until the late 19th century. The exhibition compares the type production on both continents and shows how important Gutenberg's engineering achievement was.