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Lyon was a centre of printing and book trade in Europe in the 15th - 16th century, and the Musee de l'Imprimerie in Hôtel de la Couronne showcases the city's historical collections of books and the graphic arts.
Lyon was a centre of printing and book trade in Europe in the 15th - 16th century, and the Musee de l'Imprimerie in Hôtel de la Couronne showcases the city's historical collections of books and the graphic arts. The museum has works by early printers of Lyon including Martin Husz, Josse Bade, Sébastien Gryphe, Etienne Dolet, Jean de Tournes, Guillaume Rouillé and Bernard Salomon. It shows wooden block types used in Asia, and the origins of Western printing press in the 15th century - including examples of the work of Sweynheim and Pannartz, Aldus Manutius, Johann Froben, the Estiennes and Christopher Plantin. It includes displays upto the 20th century inventions, including French typefaces, Higonnet and Moyroud's Lumitype-Photon phototypesetter and the BBR system of computer typesetting.
13 Rue de la Poulaillerie, 69002 Lyon, France
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