History of Books and Publishing (2020/2021)



Course code
4S00901
Credits
9
Coordinator
Federica Formiga
Academic sector
M-STO/08 - ARCHIVAL SCIENCE, BIBLIOGRAPHY AND LIBRARIANSHIP
Language of instruction
Italian
Teaching is organised as follows:
Activity Credits Period Academic staff Timetable
Parte 1 6 CuCi IIA Federica Formiga

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Parte 2 3 II semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) Federica Formiga

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Learning outcomes

The course will analyze the book as a product of conveying ideas from the second half of the 14th century up to the present days. Techniques for building books have continually evolved, crossing with political, economic, and ultimately cultural interests. The book will be presented as an artefact, but also as a social object that over the span of decades has undergone into format and content transformations, shaping new ideas and influencing the intellectual renewal of Europe for which the publishing world still plays an essential role. 

Syllabus

The course will analyze the book as a product of conveying ideas from the second half of the 14th century up to the present days. Techniques for building books have continually evolved, crossing with political, economic, and ultimately cultural interests. The book will be presented as an artefact, but also as a social object that over the span of decades has undergone into format and content transformations, shaping new ideas and influencing the intellectual renewal of Europe for which the publishing world still plays an essential role.

Assessment methods and criteria

The test consisting of an interview aimed at verifying: the depth and breadth of acquired knowledge, the property of language, the ability to connect such knowledge.

Reference books
Activity Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Parte 1 Martin Davies, Neil Harris Aldo Manuzio. L'uomo, l'editore, il mito Carocci 2019
Parte 1 Andrew Piper Il libro era lì. La lettura nell'era digitale Franco Angeli 2013 978-88-204-5665-8
Parte 1 L. Fevre – H.J. Martin La nascita del libro Laterza 2000 9788842095293
Parte 1 Andrea G.G, Paralisiti La totalità della parola. Origine e prospettive culturali del libro digitale Baglieri 2014
Parte 1 B. Richardson Stampatori, autori e lettori nell'Italia del Rinascimento Sylvestre Bonnard 2004
Parte 1 Frédéric Barbier Storia del libro in Occidente Dedalo 2018 9788822005793
Parte 2 Andrew Piper Il libro era lì. La lettura nell'era digitale Franco Angeli 2013 978-88-204-5665-8
Parte 2 Gabriele Turi Libri e lettori nell'Italia repubblicana Carocci 2018