L’Encyclopédie by Denis Diderot


L’Encyclopédie published by Denis Diderot and Jean D’Alembert between 1751 and 1772, set out to systematically document all branches of human knowledge. Its humanistic tone embodied many key ideas of the Enlightenment period. The work includes an overview of the arts and industry in Western Europe in the mid-18th century. This sequence of plates illustrates the printing processes by which books were published until the invention of lithography around 1800.

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1762-72, Paris
Denis Diderot
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RAR034.1 Vol 7 Planches

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