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.
Class meets in the HRC's Feldman Room. Students must first meet at the reception desk on the 2nd floor (2.200). The course seeks to
foster a sense of connoisseurship in the Books 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, designer bookbindings, and Artist Books.
Throughout the course the relationship between the antiquarian
book trade, private collectors, and institutional collections will be
Studies in the Book Arts