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Book Art
Course Description

BOOK 130
History of the Book
Fall

This course provides a historical survey of the book, printing, and publishing primarily in the West. Students will examine major transitions (e.g., manuscript to printed book) and physical aspects (e.g., bookbinding, illustration processes). We will study the book as a technology and the impact of books on society. Digital media, the future of the book, old and new types of reading, and copyright will be examined. The course includes writing and printing demonstrations, guest lectures, and field trips. Seminar format incorporates extensive use of the library’s rare book collection.
Offered every other year beginning 2019-20.

Course Credit:
3

Instructor(s):
Janice Braun

Note(s):
Pass/No Pass or audit by permission of instructor.
Limit fifteen students.
Open to sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students.

Meets the following Core Curriculum (or Gen Ed requirement(s)):
Meets the following Gen Ed requirement(s): Historical Perspectives, Meets the following Core Curriculum requirement(s): Critical Analysis

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Eucalyptus Press

Center for the Book

Contemporary Writers Series Broadsides

Contact Information

P: 510.430.2217
F: 510.430.3398
E: bookart@mills.edu

Last Updated: 6/23/17