About

I study the production, spread, and transmission of knowledge through the making, use, and reception of prints in the Early Modern period.

Book  Networked Nation: Mapping German Cities in Sebastian Münster’s Cosmographia is forthcoming with Brill.

Education

PhD, History of Art and Architecture, 2015, Harvard University

MA, History of Art and Architecture, 2008, University of Massachusetts Amherst

BA, History of Art and Architecture, 2006, University of Amsterdam

BEd, Art Education, 2000, Utrecht School of Art

BFA, Fine Art, Printmaking, 1998, Utrecht School of Art

 

 

Other Publications

Book: Networked Nation: Mapping German Cities in Sebastian Münster’s Cosmographia (forthcoming with Brill).

In Networked Nation: Mapping German Cities in Sebastian Münster’s Cosmographia, Jasper van Putten examines the groundbreaking woodcut city views in the German humanist Sebastian Münster’s Cosmographia. This description of the world, published in Basel from 1544 to 1628, glorified the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation and engendered the city book genre. Van Putten argues that Münster’s network of city view makers and contributors—from German princes and artists to Swiss woodcutters, draftsmen, and printers—expressed their local and national cultural identities in the views. The Cosmographia, and the city books it inspired, offer insights into the development of German and Swiss identity from 1550 to Switzerland’s independence from the empire in 1648.

Blog Posts

    Projects

    Early Etching

    Print as Platform. Panel at CAA 2017: https://printscholars.org/collaborative-printmaking/

     

    Memberships

    College Art Association

    Renaissance Society of America

    Association of Print Scholars

    The Comics Studies Society

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