The Martin Luther Bible, first printed in 1534, not only marked a milestone in the development of the printing press in Germany, but it also caused a historic earthquake with global dimensions. It democratized Christianity radically and provided a printed reference to an entirely new branch of faith: Protestantism. This magnificent reprint from the Taschen publishing house reveals the many facets of the beauty of this work of art, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, showing the exquisiteness of its writing and its woodcuts from wood ornaments made in Lucas Cranach’s workshop.
Facsimile edition of the 2 volumes of the Bible, bound in an illustrated hardcover, presented in an open case and accompanied by a study booklet in the English language, format 17 x 26 x 11 cm. 1,920 pages. Total weight of almost 3.5 kg.
The Martin Luther Bible, first printed in 1534, was not only decisive for the development of the printing press, but had far-reaching consequences in the history of the entire world. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Luther’s translation of Hebrew and Ancient Greek into German made the Bible accessible to laymen and provided a printed reference to a whole new branch of the Christian faith: Protestantism.
In this meticulous two-volume reprint, the Old and New Testaments of Luther’s iconic publication are presented. Based on a valuable copy of the original and printed in color, it reveals the many facets of the beauty of this work of art showing from the meticulous text and the elaborate capitulars to the exquisite designs for woodcuts (woodcuts) made in Lucas’s workshop Cranach.
Stephan Füssel, director of the Institute for Book Science at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz (Germany), brings his expert knowledge to this book with detailed explanations of the illustrations and an introduction in which he analyzes the life of Luther and the enormous impact that your Bible caused.
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