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Bodleian Summer School: history of printed book illustration

The Bodleian Libraries announce a Summer School in the History of Printed Book

The week-long course is led by Dr Elizabeth Savage (School of Advanced Study,
University of London) and will include daily lectures and seminar sessions in
the Weston Library, with close examination of illustrations in Bodleian
Library books from the incunable period to the 19th century. Afternoon
workshop sessions in the Bodleian's Bibliographical Press will introduce the
methods and equipment used by artists and printers. The methods seminars are
led by Richard Lawrence. Students will also have the opportunity to consult
Bodleian rare books on their own in the library reading rooms.

Themes of the course:
Early illustrated books; methods of printing; the description of illustrations
in modern catalogues; early illustrated books in the West; methods of
printing; the role of colour; scientific and medical imagery; maps; children's
books; broadsides; ornament; devotional images; workshop and trade structures;
the influence of book illustrations on art and architecture; illustrations as
propaganda; and art historical, book historical and literary approaches to
book illustration.

Guest speakers/demonstrators: Roger Gaskell on scientific books; Peter
Lawrence, wood engraver; and others to be confirmed.

The Summer School will meet 26 June - 30 June 2017

Applications should include the form (downloadable from the course
webpage), a cv, and a short one-page
statement of your reasons for joining the course.

Please visit the course webpage
before making an application.

For further information contact:
Information and application documents:
Relevant research areas: Book arts

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