HISTORY OF PRINTING AND PUBLISHING INDUSTRY
STORIA DELLA STAMPA E DELL'EDITORIA
Production, circulation and function of books in Italy during 19th century
Produzione, circolazione e ruolo del libro nell’Italia dell’Ottocento
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|Loretta De Franceschi||By appointment|
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Course with optional materials in a foreign language
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.
Assigned to the Degree Course
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Lessons aim to develop: the knowledge about manuscripts production; printing birth; the evolution of printing technique and of typography books; printing production and its socio-cultural effects; the features of Italian publishing especially in 1800.
During the course the following topics are considered. Transition from oral to written and print culture. Manuscripts production. Technical, social and cultural aspects of typography. Results of typographical production in the social context. The change of authorship, the role of publisher and other jobs inside typography. The Venetian production and the book trade in 1500. Development of Italian publishing in the following centuries. Publishers and readers in Italy during 1800. Changes of publishing in the last century and today.
Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)
The student must know: the evolution of documents production; writing and printing materials; the typography technique in 1500 and its following evolution; relationship between printing production and socio-cultural changes; the features of Italian publishing and the circulation of books especially in 1800; the main peculiarity of today publishing. The student must know the specialized lexicon of the discipline.
The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it
Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment
Frontal lessons and workshops
80% of lessons
- Course books
G. Montecchi, Storia del libro e della lettura. 1: Dalle origini ad Aldo Manuzio, Milano, Mimesis, 2015. L. De Franceschi, Pubblicare, divulgare, leggere nell’Ottocento italiano, Manziana, Vecchiarelli, 2013, da p. 59. A. Cadioli, G. Vigini, Storia dell’editoria italiana dall’unità a oggi, 2a ed., Milano, Ed. Bibliografica, 2012
Multiple choice test, in order to verify the knowledge of the topics, concepts and aspects considered during the lessons.
Additional Information for Non-Attending Students
- Course books
In addition to the previous books: J.F. Gilmont, Dal manoscritto all’ipertesto. Introduzione alla storia del libro e della lettura, Firenze, Le Monnier, 2006
Oral examination, in order to verify a clear knowledge and comprehension of the main topics of the discipline and, moreover, the mastery of its specialist lexicon.
Volumes for the students who want to have an oral English language examination. G. Montecchi, Storia del libro e della lettura. 1: Dalle origini ad Aldo Manuzio, Milano, Mimesis, 2015. A. Nuovo, The Book Trade in the Italian Renaissance, Leiden, Boston, Brill, 2013. L. De Franceschi, Pubblicare, divulgare, leggere nell’Ottocento italiano, Manziana, Vecchiarelli, 2013, only chapters 4, 5, 6
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