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Paper Theater: 18th century Dioramas

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Paper Theater: 18th century Dioramas

“In the 18th century dioramas became very popular as a means of entertainment. Around 1730, the Augsburg copperplate engraver and publisher Martin Engelbrecht created miniature theater[s]. [They] consist of 5-8 scenery-like sheets, which create a perspective image if arranged one behind the other. Along with religious themes, these scenes show courtly life, the seasons…These small-size dioramas are regarded as the precursors of the paper theaters that became popular in the 19th century.” — The Miniature Theaters of Martin Engelbrecht

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