Hans Jakob Meier is research fellow at Humboldt University in Berlin. His publications include Die Kunst der Interpretation: Französische Reproduktionsgrafik 1648–1792 (2003) and Die Kunst der Interpretation: Italienische Reproduktionsgrafik 1485–1600 (2009), both in collaboration with Norberto Gramaccini. In 2009 he curated the exhibition “The Art of Interpretation. Italian Reproductive Prints from Mantegna to Carracci” at the Berlin Kupferstichkabinett. [September 2014]

Will Photography Kill Engraving?

A famous decree by the Académie des Beaux-Arts on 2 November 1816 officially enthroned lithography as a medium of overwhelming importance for the state, art and business in France. By the Salon of 1824, lithography was presented as its own genre. Not quite 30 years later, in his Parisian studio in the boulevard des Capucins, Félix Nadar celebrated the first great achievements in portrait photography. Within just a few decades, the quintessentially modern media of lithography and photography had invaded the universe of traditional print production Read More