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Barbara Korbel
Barbara Korbel is former Head of Book Conservation at the Art Institute of Chicago and Collections and Exhibition Conservator at the Newberry Library, Chicago.
Korbel, Barbara
Korbel, Barbara
United States of America
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Conservation at the Art Institute of Chicago
The inhabitants of Japan’s large premodern cities were highly literate consumers of printed illustrated books. Records indicate that literacy levels were at 40 to 50 percent for men and about 15 percent for women by the 1860s, which included all samurai and a good number of peasants and merchants. Even if the...