INF 385T - Special Topics in Information Science: Studies in the Book Arts
Graduate standing. Additional prerequisites may vary with the topic.
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.
Seminar course intended for those wishing to develop their understanding of books and manuscripts as physical objects. The course will explore the role of these primary source materials in archives and special collections libraries. A major focus of the course is hands-on examination of rare books and manuscripts at the Harry Ransom Center. The course seeks to foster a sense of connoisseurship in the Book Arts in the broadest sense; participants will examine, study, and discuss printed books and manuscripts from the Medieval to the Modern Era, including early printed books, Gothic and Renaissance bookbindings, illustrated Books
and illustration processes from the 15th-century to the present day, Victorian publisher's bookbindings, Americana, Artist Books, and much more.
Please note: Class meets on campus in a seminar room at the Harry Ransom Center.
Studies in the Book Arts