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[BKARTS] "The Medieval Book" and "Design in Printing" Workshops


There are still a few seats available in the "Medieval Book: From Sheep
to Shelf" and "Design in Printing" Book Arts Workshops being offered by
the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information
Science.  These workshops are open to all interested in the Book Arts.
For those who do not live in the Urbana-Champaign area, residence hall
rooms have been reserved at a rate of $37.95 per night for a single and
$24.70 per night for a double.  Take both workshops and receive a
discounted rate.

THE MEDIEVAL BOOK: From Sheep to Shelf Saturday, May 21 9:00 a.m. - 4:00
p.m.  $59
Faculty: Sidney Berger, Ph.D. Medieval Literature and Bibliography

In the Middle Ages books went from being purely didactic to being
necessities and luxuries. From the early religious texts produced in
scriptoria, to the books (emanating from the secular scriptoria and
Stationers' Offices) needed by a growing middle class, to the sumptuous,
opulent books of collectors, books in the Middle Ages have a fascinating
history. This workshop answers such questions as, How many people did it
take to produce an illuminated manuscript (and who were they)? What
materials went into the making of a medieval manuscript? How were
manuscripts designed and illuminated? Who were the readers? What
relationships were there among the growth of the guild system, the rise
of the middle class, the increasing demand for education, and the
production and use of books in the Middle Ages? How were the books
actually produced? How were they designed? What problems do medieval
manuscripts present for modern editors and readers? How can we produce
an authoritative text from multiple manuscript sources? And much more.

Sunday, May 22 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. $59
Faculty: Sidney Berger, Ph.D. Medieval Literature and Bibliography

Whether we approach our reading from analog or digital perspectives, we
owe it to our readers to offer the clearest and best-designed texts
possible. This workshop looks at all kinds of things having to do with
book design: considerations of audience; format; typeface selection;
page orientation; all kinds of spacing; layout; legibility issues;
papers; inks; binding types and designs; materials; art and
illustration; collaboration; working with publishers and printers;
classical views of what constitutes a well designed book; and so forth.
We'll look at plenty of books along the way. And we will see what
classic book design and the computer have in common. John Milton said,
"A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit." This class
will show you what to do (and what to avoid) to create precious
lifeblood.   http://www.lis.uiuc.edu/gslis/degrees/Designprinting.htm

Take both workshops and pay only $99.

For additional information, please visit the above web sites or contact
Marianne Steadley, steadley@xxxxxxxx, 217.244.2751.

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