Works of Art in the Age Of Mechanical Reproduction: Armenian Manuscript Illumination in Seventeenth-Century Constantinople.

History / Heritage - Lecture/Discussion

Sunday, November 25, 2012
3:00 PM-5:30 PM

Worcester Public Library
Saxe Room
3 Salem Square
Worcester, MA 01608
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The guest lecturer is Professor Christina Maranci, Dadian/Oztemel Professor of Armenian Art, Tufts University. She will demonstrate, with colorful photos, the changes in Illumination art as influenced by the growth in mechanical reproduction after the introduction of printing. A reception with refreshments will follow the lecture which continues the Commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of Armenian book printing and is offered in conjunction with the The Year of the Book 2012 exhibit at the library continuing through November 30. Yerevan, Armenia has been designated the World Capital of the Book for the Year 2012 by U.N.E.S.C.O. (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization)in honor of this milestone occasion in Armenian history. Displays explain, with essays and pictorial images, the development of the Armenian alphabet and illuminated manuscripts and the advancement of Armenian printing.

Cost: Free

Suggested Audiences: College, Adult, Elders

Phone: 508-963-2076

Last Modified: November 20, 2012 at 11:58 AM

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