The term book illustration covers all forms of pictorial enrichment of texts: initials, borders, frames, vignettes, ornamental typographic elements, and figurative illustrations using any graphic technology (Printed graphics). A distinction should be drawn between book illustration as artistic decoration and documentary book illustration as a necessary element of a scholarly text. The genre of the book a…
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Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Executive editor of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy.
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