INF 385T - Special Topics in Information Science: Studies in Book Arts

Fall 2010
Unique ID: 27875
Syllabus:   Syllabus
Prof:  Laird, Michael
Room: HRC 2.200
Days:  Mon
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
 

Prerequisites:
Graduate standing. Additional prerequisites may vary with the topic.

Description:
Study of the properties and behavior of information. Technology for information processing and management.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

The course seeks to foster a sense of connoisseurship in the Book Arts
in the broadest sense, namely: the medieval manuscript, Incunabula and
other early printed books, Gothic and Renaissance bookbindings, emblem
books of the 17th-century, Calligraphic writing books, the French
Illustrated book (18th- and 19th-century), the English Private Press
movement, Modern Illustrated books, Victorian and modern bookbindings,
and Artist Books. Careful examination of the above materials is a
major component of the course. Relationships between the antiquarian
book trade, private collectors, and institutional libraries will also
be explored. Please note: Class meets in the Harry Ransom Center (2nd
Floor, Denius Room, HRC 2.200).

Topic Description:
Studies in Book Arts

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