Layout and Design I

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The Chronicle is probably the most sophisticated printed book published before the year 1500 because of its use of different graphic layouts that integrate text and image in more varied ways than anything that had previously been attempted. Opposite is a full-page illustration, the first in the book, which portrays God enthroned in the act of creation. The text in the banner floating above and behind God reads: For he spoke and they were made: He commanded and they were created (Psalm 33).