This is a collection of 5 zines from The Long 19th Century Digested, edited by Nicolò Degiorgis.
The Long 19th Century Digested is a two-volume paper museum. It contains 125 pamphlet reproductions of books published between the outbreak of the French Revolution (1789) and the beginning of WWI (1914). It revives the fresh curiosity of the epoch’s visual literacy through a cross-section of its Zeitgeist as this came down to us in print.
As a Wunderkammer, The Long 19th Century Digestedis a collector’s treasure trove, where curio and culture coalesce, but never clash; a melting pot of high and low, amateurish and professional, tentative and demonstrated, near and far, familiar and uncanny, enjoyable and challenging, relatable and undecipherable.