Making Books in the Renaissance and Today

Term: 

Fall 2018

Req: 

HASS-H

Level: 

Seminar

Explores the impact of new technology on the recording and distribution of words and images at three different times: the invention of the printing press ca. 1450; the adaptation of electricity to communication technology in the 19th century (telegraph, telephone, phonograph); and the emergence of digital media today. Assignments include essays and online projects. Students participate in the design and construction of a hand-set printing press. Limited to 12.

Instructor: J. Ravel

MW 9:30-11
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