Bibliology and Codicology
Teaching Staff: Banou Christina, Drakakis Manolis
Course Code: BIB126
Field: Library Science
Course Category: Specific Background
Course Type: Compulsory
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Language: Greek
Delivery method: Face to face
Total Hours: 3
E Class Page: https://opencourses.ionio.gr/modules/auth/opencourses.php?fc=26
Manuscript and printed books as material objects.
Α) Creators, material, procedure and techniques of the making of manuscript books – codexes. Parchment: production and use. The Paper: production, use, qualities and sizes. Writing materials. Parts and features of the manuscript book and “traces” of its production methods and techniques.
Β) The printed book: materiality. The typographic design from the 15nth century till nowadays. Techniques and technology of the making of printing types. The typology of the printing types. Sizes of the printing types in the pre-industrial period. Book design, forms and size of the books. Book illustration and decoration. Pre-industrial and industrial bookbinding. Corrections and errata.
C) “Traces” of old readers and book collectors on manuscript and printed books
The students will be able to recognize and describe the characteristics and issues of both manuscript and printed books; in that context they will also be able to provide the metadata.
Week #1: Creators, material, procedure and techniques of the making of manuscript books – codexes. Parchment: production and use.
Week #2: Paper: production, use, qualities and sizes. Writing materials.
Week #3: The printed book: production and typology.
Week #4: The typology of the book from the invention of printing (15nth century) till nowadays
Week #5: Techniques and technology of the making of printing types.
Week #6: Typology, production and development of the printing types, part I.
Week #7: Typology, production and development of the printing types, part II. Sizes of the printing types in the pre-industrial period.
Week #8: Measuring the printing types. Book design, forms and size of the books.
Week #9: Book illustration and decoration, part I.
Week #10: Book illustration and decoration, part II.
Week #11: Pre-industrial and industrial bookbinding.
Week #12: “Traces” of old readers and book collectors on manuscript and printed books
Week #13: Revision, discussion
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- GASCOIGNE, BAMBER. How to Identify Prints: A complete guide to manual and mechanical processes from woodcut to inkjet, Thames and Hudson, 22004.
- MORISON, STANLEY. First Principles of Typography, Cambridge University Press 21967. (first edition: MacMillan 1936).
- MYERS, ROBIN - HARRIS, MICHAEL. A Millennium of the Book. Production, Design and Illustration in Manuscript and Print, 900-1900, Winchester - Delaware 1994.
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- PEARSON, DAVID. Provenance Research in Book History. A Handbook, London 1994.
- ΦΑΡΜΑΚΙΔΗΣ, ΓΕΩΡΓΙΟΣ. «Το εικονογραφημένο βιβλίο», περ. Ζυγός 22&23 (Αύγουστος-Σεπτέμβριος 1957), σ. 11-18 και 24 (Οκτώβριος 1957) σ. 17-25.
- TSCHICHOLD, JAN. Treasury of Alphabets and Lettering, London 31992.
- UPDIKE, DANIEL BARKELEY. Printing Types: Their History, Forms and Use. A Study in Survivals, 2 τ., Cambridge Mass., 21937.
- WOLF, HANS-JURGEN. Geschichte der Druckverfahren. Historische Grundlagen, Portraits, Technologie, Elchingen 1992.
Lectures with ppt presentations and internet use.