One Book, One Chicago Fall 2012
About the Cover Art
Illustrations by Kaitlin Kostus.
Kostus is an artist, illustrator and self publisher from Chicago. She recently completed her master of fine arts in the Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts program at Columbia College Chicago.
Nuremberg Chronicle is a universal history of the world from creation to 1493. Containing nearly 600 pages that are illustrated by over 1,800 woodcuts, the Chronicle is the second most famous early printed book after Gutenberg’s Bible. Written/compiled by Hartmann Schedel, a German doctor and humanist from the city of Nuremberg, the Chronicle was published in Latin in June 1493. (A German translation was published in December of the same year.)