Edward Wouk

Edward Wouk

Rush H Kress Fellow
The Agency of Impression: Domenicus Lampsonius, Giorgio Vasari, and the Rise of the Print from the Gutenberg Revolution to the Age of Discovery


Edward H. Wouk (PhD Harvard, 2010) is currently Lecturer in European Art, 1400-1800, in the Department of Art History and Visual Studies at the University of Manchester.  His research focuses on the rise of print and the intersections between new media, social conflict and artistic theory in the early modern period.  A specialist in the graphic arts, he has published widely on printmaking in Antwerp and has co-curated the exhibition Marcantonio Raimondi and Raphael at The Whitworth, The University of Manchester (30 September 2016 – 23 April 2017). His monograph on the Netherlandish artist Frans Floris will appear with Brill next year.

Project Summary

This project examines the early modern conception of the printed image and its social and cultural performance by investigating the activities of the medium’s first theorist, the Bruges-born humanist Domenicus Lampsonius (1532-1599).