17.751 book history workshop

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Date: Fri May 07 2004 - 16:57:35 EDT

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 751.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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             Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 07:10:19 +0100
             From: "Steven Smith" <ssmith@lib-gw.tamu.edu>
             Subject: Workshop: 3-D Gaskell (and souvenir pressman's hat)


    There is still space available in the 3rd annual Book History Workshop
    at Texas A&M University. The workshop was aptly described by one of last
    year's participants as "3-D Gaskell"--Gaskell being Philip Gaskell's New
    Introduction to Bibliography. The workshop provides an introduction to
    the history of books and printing with an emphasis on hand press era
    printing (so it's really only Gaskell up to page 185). Workshop
    participants learn about and experience hand press era printing and its
    allied technologies--type founding, printing, paper making, binding,
    illustration, and ink making. The workshop runs a series of evening
    lectures from notable scholars on bookish topics. For more information
    on the workshop or to register online, go to:

    And for those who are still reading, the workshop results in several
    wonderful take-homes--see for example, the Texas A&M pressman's hat,
    which in addition to keeping one's hair out of the press makes a darn
    good Tchotchke, and a pretty decent coaster holder to boot:

    The example shown derives from the workshop's major printing project,
    an exact type facsimile reproduction of a duodecimo pamphlet imposed for
    work and turn:

    A complete report on the 2003 workshop is available at:

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