LIBR 364: The Printed Book as Art and Artifact, 1450 to 1850. 3 hours.
An introduction to printing history and the history of the book. This course examines the development of printing, including the development of allied arts such as type-cutting and casting, papermaking, bookbinding and illustration. It also seeks to study the cultural contexts of printing and the book, with special emphasis on the rise of a reading public. Students will examine and handle examples from the library’s rare book collection. Same as ARTH 364.