TITLE

`Et la lumière fut': The Meanings of David d'Angers's Monument to Gutenberg

AUTHOR(S)
Driskel, Michael Paul
PUB. DATE
September 1991
SOURCE
Art Bulletin;Sep91, Vol. 73 Issue 3, p359
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Examines how the monument by David D'Angers, which was dedicated to Johann Gensfleich Gutenberg, functioned in its specific social environment and recaptures various meanings with which it was endowed. Civic rivalry with the German town of Mainz over Thorvaldsen's monument; Printing press as a republican symbol; Dedication of the Gutenberg monument; Monuments and republicanism; What the monument signified to the artist.
ACCESSION #
9112091980

 

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