In episode 202, Ann and Tru lay out the beginnings of printing in the West in the 1400s. It all starts with the printing of the Bible. Tru describes the role of paper, books, and prints in the fifteenth century. Also they talk about who would be the audience for these new, accessible treasures. The beginning of the printing press and moveable type is probably the single most important development in human history.
During the episode, a handful of prints are talked about specifically. Images and captions are below.
Platemark series two: History of Prints
Co-hosts: Ann Shafer and Tru Ludwig
Producer: Ann Shafer
Theme music: Michael Diamond