Gutenberg without a Doubt?
Around 1450 Gutenberg invented printing with moveable type and thus revolutionised the media world of Europe. 800 years earlier in China, however, texts were being reproduced in woodcut, and around 1050 the Chinese Bi Sheng formed mobile type from burnt clay. Yet there are no indications that Gutenberg knew the Asian method of printing. Evidently the parallel inventions were made independently of one another in Asia and Europe at different times. The exhibition aims to highlight the particularities of the two developments.