Peter Paul Rubens as a Designer of Title Pages
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Bertram, Gitta: Peter Paul Rubens as a Designer of Title Pages: Title Page Production and Design in the Beginning of the Seventeenth Century, Heidelberg: arthistoricum.net, 2018 (Stuttgarter Akademieschriften, Band 1). https://doi.org/10.11588/arthistoricum.403

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Gitta Bertram

Peter Paul Rubens as a Designer of Title Pages

Title Page Production and Design in the Beginning of the Seventeenth Century

Stuttgarter Akademieschriften

This socio- and media-historical research on Peter Paul Rubens's title page design shows that he consciously developed its traditions. In collaboration with engravers and publishers, Rubens created 48 visual and intellectual masterpieces for a great variety of books which belonged in every seventeenth-century library of rank. His designs were not only advertisements for these works, but also for their authors and publishers, often Balthasar Moretus. Rubens's title pages were repeatedly copied, and their wide distribution contributed immensely to Rubens's fame as a learned artist, antiquarian, humanist and Catholic.

Gitta Bertram studied Art History, Art Education and English Language and Literature at the State Academy of Fine Arts and Design Stuttgart, the Universities of Tübingen and York. She is mainly interested in the connections between art and literature in their historical contexts, such as book illustrations and title pages, and focusses on Peter Paul Rubens's intellectual and artistic endeavours.

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Front Matter
Contents
List of Abbreviations
Preface
1 Introduction
2 Development, Production and Social Relevance
3 The Corpus of Rubens Title Pages
4 Rubens the Antiquarian
5 Rubens the Humanist
6 Rubens the Catholic Patriot
7 Conclusion
Bibliography
List of Figures