Monday, June 16, 2008 at 07:11PM
Mark Shulgasser in Gemini


ALBRECHT DURER  one of the earliest Gemini media giants, perfected the manufacture and trade of the reproduced image, and launched several culturally influential images of Gemini itself. First, the widely-transmitted versions of the primal pair, the biblical Adam  and Eve.                                                                                                                                      adameve2.jpg




And this image from the climax of the judeo-christian writings, the Saint as Voracious Reader.



Durer was the first graphic entrepreneur, creating images for reproduction and distribution on a substantial scale.    The computer screen cannot do justice to these astonishing engravings, so I take the liberty to crop them badly. Seek out better examples at your local used book and print dealers. 



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