Renaissance Invention: Stradanus's "Nova Reperta"
Renaissance Invention is an exhibition exploring novelty and technology through an unprecedented study of the Nova Reperta (New Discoveries), a late sixteenth-century print series that went viral in Europe. The Nova Reperta celebrated the marvels of the age––including the printing press, the stirrup, the cure for syphilis, and the so-called discovery of America––and revealed the anxieties people felt in response to these innovations.
Interested in the exhibition catalog? You can purchase a copy online from the Newberry Bookshop.