INF 385T - Special Topics in Information Science: Studies in 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.
"Studies in the Book Arts" is an elective seminar course intended for
those who wish 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
Please note: class meets in the Harry Ransom Center (2nd Floor, Denius
Room, HRC 2.200).
Studies in Book Arts