Print Culture and the Modern World – Notes
The Advent of Print Technology
Hand printed technology was first developed in China, Japan and Korea.
In AD 868, the Japanese printed their first book – Diamond Sutra.
In Japan, Kitagawa Utamaro introduced an interesting art form called Ukiyo.
In the thirteenth century, the hand-printing technology was introduced in Europe via the silk route.
The first known printing press in the 1430s was developed by Johann Gutenberg.
Print Revolution and its Impact
People used the print technology to freely spread their ideas which put fear on those in authority.