November–December, 2014

Volume 4, Number 4

Globalization at 500

Globalization is often discussed as if it were something new, rather than the bulked-up version of age-old exchanges. The globalization of visual culture began in earnest when European adaptations of Asian print and paper technologies met Portuguese navigation techniques in the 16th century. The depiction and distortion, understanding and misunderstanding that ensued have been with us ever since. This issue of Art in Print looks at conversations between New World and Old, East and West, North and South, over the course of five centuries.

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