Late Medieval Manuscripts and Early Printed Books: A Workshop
Drawing on the rich resources of the Newberry Library Special Collections, this course investigated primary evidence on the conditions of making, illustrating, and reading books produced from about 1350 to 1550. Its particular focus was on centers of production in Europe: in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Italy. Topics of specific interest for the course included: the structure of the “atelier” or shop; the division or hierarchy of labor; the relationship between text and image; and the changing patterns of reading and looking.
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