Launch of The Global City: On the Streets of Renaissance Lisbon
edited by Annemarie Jordan Gschwend and Professor Kate Lowe
at
Michael Backman Ltd, November 18, 2015.
The launch included a special presentation on Renaissance Lisbon by Professor Henrique Leitão, of the University of Lisbon, and a video presentation
by Annemarie Jordan Gschwend showing a reconstruction of Lisbon's Rua Nova in the 16th century.

As well as the authors, attendees included Dr Holly Trusted (V&A), Diana Scarisbrick (Author), Dr Hazel Forsyth (Museum of London), Alvaro Sequeira
Pinto (Scholar & Collector), Debby Larkin, (graphic designer & filmmaker), Beatriz Chadour-Sampson  (Consultant Curator, V&A), Sarah Corbet
(founder and editor of www.ethnicjewelsmagazine.com), Diccon & Leslie Pullen (SOAS), Professor Jos Hackforth-Jones (director of the Sotheby's
Institute), Professor Margot Finn (UCL), Jonathan Hope (independent scholar & dealer), Paul Holberton (Paul Holberton Publishing) and Elizabeth
Herridge (Author).

The book provides a marvellous account of the 16th century trade in luxury goods from Asia and elsewhere into Lisbon and from there to the rest of
Europe. It includes images of many important objects that have not previously been published.  Click
here to visit the publisher's site for more
information about the book.
The authors/editors Annemarie Jordan Gschwend (l) and Kate Lowe (r).
Professor Henrique Leitão speaking.
Paul Holberton, the book's publisher, with Professor Henrique Leitão.