AboutI 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.
EducationPhD, 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
Work Shared in CORE
Other PublicationsBook: 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.
MembershipsCollege Art Association
Renaissance Society of America
Association of Print Scholars
The Comics Studies Society