HISTORY OF BOOKS AND PUBLISHING

HISTORY OF BOOKS AND PUBLISHING

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Code
65341
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 9917 HISTORICAL SCIENCES (LM-84) GENOVA

6 credits during the 2nd year of 8769 News, Media and Publishing (LM-19) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-STO/08
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (HISTORICAL SCIENCES)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

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

Ricevimento: To meet Professor via skype send an e-mail to: valentina.sonzini@unige.it

Exam Board

VALENTINA SONZINI (President)

STEFANO GARDINI

SANDRA MACCHIAVELLO (Substitute)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

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

LESSONS START

Second semester: 2021/02/15.

For distance learning, please use the Teams's code: 0mxa072

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

Vedi anche:

HISTORY OF BOOKS AND PUBLISHING

EXAMS

Exam description

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

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
12/05/2021 08:30 GENOVA Orale
26/05/2021 08:30 GENOVA Orale
16/06/2021 08:30 GENOVA Orale
07/07/2021 08:30 GENOVA Orale
01/09/2021 08:30 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Bibliography for not attending student will be agreed with the Professor