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HISTORY OF BOOKS AND LIBRARIES (LM)

CODE 65341
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 9917 SCIENZE STORICHE (LM-84) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-STO/08
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The aim of the course are two: to present the history of typographic book in Europe in modern age; and to describe the development of the publishing in Italy from the XV century until the present age.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The first part of course is a knowledge path trought the book though partly as artcraft object, partly as vehicle of knowledge. To begin, we present how the book was been made (from the start of publishing age in XV century to the XIX century; then, we treat the development of publishing in Europe during the modern age. Finally, we focus the attention in how make a layout, what is the paratext, what have been the relationship between printers, authors, publisher and the other people working in a typography.

    In te second part of course we'll study the evolution and development of publisher: they stated like moneylender and they have become entrepreneurs. The publishin system - extremely important in occidental cultural life - we'll present strating front the company strategies of big italian group especcialy after the Second World War.

    PREREQUISITES

    Not required

    TEACHING METHODS

    Lectures, Aulaweb, and, if is necessary, lessons in presence by Teams ans Skype.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The aim of course is to provide a strong knowledge about history of book and history of italian publishing. The two framework are very connected if we consider the big cultural world of book.

    The course is divide in two parts:

    1. History of book during the modern age. The focus: born of publishing in Europe; the growth and spread of publishing in Italy during the XV and XVI centuries; the most important printers in Europe; book market; relationship between printers and authors.
    2. Hystory of publishing. We'll treat the most relevant aims for the history of publishing in Italy from XIX century until now. The focus: the development of publishing tanks to the technological improvements; the italian publishing during the Savoia Kingdom and the fascist years; the italian contemporary publishing; the XX century book.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Storia del libro

    Baldacchini, Lorenzo Il libro antico. Roma: Carrocci, 2019

    Barbier, Frédéric Storia del libro: dall'antichità al 20. secolo, Bari: Dedalo, 2004

    Tuzzi, Hans Lbro antico libro moderno, Roma: Carocci, 2018

    Storia dell'editoria

    Alberto Cadioli, Giuliano Vigini Storia dell'editoria italiana dall'Unità ad oggi : un profilo introduttivo Milano: Bibliografica, 2012

     

    Other books and articles suggested by the Professor during the classes (in any case, every documents is published on Aulaweb).

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    FRANCESCA NEPORI (President)

    STEFANO GARDINI

    SANDRA MACCHIAVELLO (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    13 February 2023

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Oral examination the course contents (History of books and History of libraries)

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    12/12/2022 15:00 GENOVA Orale
    16/01/2023 15:00 GENOVA Orale
    30/01/2023 15:00 GENOVA Orale
    08/05/2023 15:00 GENOVA Orale Appello riservato ai laureandi
    22/05/2023 15:00 GENOVA Orale
    12/06/2023 15:00 GENOVA Orale
    03/07/2023 15:00 GENOVA Orale
    11/09/2023 15:00 GENOVA Orale

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Bibliography for not attending student will be agreed with the Professor