Printmaker, Tampere, Finland
The Memory of Material
'Memnonium´, engraving, the illustrated work of Description de l´Egypte
(Napoleon's great scientific and military expedition to Egypt in 1798 - 1801
Description de l'Égypte
was the result of the collaboration of savants (prominent scholars
artists and technicians who accompanied Napoleon's army to Egypt.
It was published in 23 volumes from 1809 to 1828 and includes over 900 plates.
The plate volumes are the tallest books in the Library and measure 107 cm by 71 cm.)